[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 30 – year – old man with no address given was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on a larceny from person charge.
Devon McCurdy pleaded guilty to the charge, which stated that on Wednesday, April 22 at Regent Street, Georgetown, he stole from Ronald Baptist one gold chain valued $126,000.
Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves related that on the day in question, Baptist was sitting in a Plaisance bus when McCurdy entered the bus and snatched the chain and exited. Immediately after, Baptist gave chase and McCurdy was apprehended.
The Prosecutor said at no time during the chase was the accused out of Baptist’s sight. McCurdy in his explanation to the court said that he took the chain from Baptist because his [Baptist] father owed him money but he then realized that he was after the ‘wrong man.’
He offered to compensate Baptist for his lost. Prosecutor Gonsalves indicated that the chain was not recovered. The matter was adjourned to April 24 for sentencing.