[www.inewsguyana.com] – A pensioner was caught red handed breaking into the car of a United States Citizen which was parked at Church & Carmichael Streets, Georgetown on Tuesday, January 27.
However, his attempts failed after he was confronted by the holder of a licensed firearm, Brain Macintosh.
“He stopped to talk to someone on the phone and I saw the unusual behavior because he was coming and going to the car and then I saw him with an object breaking the back glass, so I left my vehicle came around the corner and literally pulled him out of the car and he wanted to fight…but to imagine that an old man at this age breaking into people’s car and breaking their vehicle up.”
The 60 – year – old man was later identified as Walter Campbell of 18 Walter Street, Georgetown. Campbell would have gotten away with cash and important documents that belonged to Roy Sierra.
“I parked my car here and I just went to GT&T to pay a bill and I came back and see everybody standing around my car and was told by this man that this guy broke into my car…I had a whole lot of valuable in my car thank God for these people here.”
The father of four was remanded on two charges. He pleaded not guilty to damage to property and attempt to commit a felony charges.
The court heard that on January 27 at Church and Carmichael Streets, with intent to commit a felony, Campbell broke the right-side glass of Roy Secerio’s motorcar, registered PLL1869.
The damage to property charge read to him was in relation to the said right-side glass which cost $35,000.
Attorney-at-Law George Thomas represented Campbel and said that his client had no prior charges and was not a flight risk.
He told the Court that at no time was his client in the car. The lawyer asked for reasonable bail. The Prosecutor objected, however, based on the nature, gravity, prevalence of the offences and the penalties they attract.
He said too that the defendant has other matters against him. Bail was refused and the matter will be called again on February 6.