Labourer remanded on Break & Enter charge

Paul Richard


Paul Richard
Paul Richard

[] – A labourer of Middle Road La Penitence, Georgetown, was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on a break and enter charge.

Paul Richard pleaded guilty to the offence, particulars of which stated that on Saturday, September 27 in Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Julia Maxwell and stole therein one Blackberry cellular phone, one Vaseline Moisturizer, one computer speaker and a pair of sandal together valued $41,500.

The unrepresented man told the Court that he took “a smoke” on the day in question and received a beating from some people. He denied entering the house, claiming that he fainted as a result of the thrashing he received.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that the Virtual Complainant (VC) secured her home around 14:00 hrs and left to conduct business and upon her return, she observed her door was opened. When she checked, she found the defendant with a bag in his hand containing the articles.

The Prosecutor opposed bail on the nature of the offence and the fact that the accused has a similar pending matter.

The Prosecution’s objection was upheld and the matter was put off to October 8 for statements.


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