An unemployed man of Alexander Street, Lacytown, Georgetown, yesterday was granted $100,000 bail for breaking and entering by Magistrate Faith McGusty when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Leon Obermuller, 43, of 117 Alexander Street, pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on April 27, at Croal Street and Brummell Place, Stabroek, Georgetown, he broke and entered a store belonging to Vishal Ramnarine with intent to commit a felony.
Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman, in his facts, told the Court that on April 26, Ramnarine secured his business and left for home.
However, on April 27, while at home he received a call from MMC Security personnel informing him that his store had been broken into, since the alarm had gone off.
Ramnarine made his way to his business where he was confronted with Obermuller, who was armed with a dangerous weapon and attacked him. Ramnarine retaliated by discharging three rounds with his licensed firearm aimed at the accused. The suspect was subsequently apprehended and charged for the crime. Obermuller showed no visible signs of injury while in the prisoner’s dock.
Prosecutor Blackman objected to bail based on the nature of the offence committed and the punishment which it attracts and the fact that the defendant was a flight risk. There was also material evidence submitted.
However, after granting the defendant bail, Magistrate McGusty ordered him to return to Court on June 2.