Minibus conductor accused of stealing remanded to prison

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Copy of DSC05120A minibus conductor made his first court appearance before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty after he was charged with attempting to commit a felony.

Twenty – three – year old Kelvin Washington of 43 Princess Street Lodge Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge.

It is alleged that on August 22 in Georgetown he attempted to steal one shoulder bag with its content property of Don Murray. Police prosecutor Seon Blackman told the court that the virtual complainant felt a hand in her bag and as a result, she turned around and saw the accused.

According to the prosecutor, the complainant raised an alarm and a police officer who was in the vicinity at the time, gave chase and arrested the accused.

Based on the seriousness, the nature, the penalty attached to such an offence and the fact that the accused is a well known character of such offence, the prosecutor objected to bail.

His request was granted by the Magistrate and Kelvin Washington was remanded to prison until September 03. [Royan Abrams]

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