Suspected thief caught sleeping in victim’s house; remanded to prison

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Justin Kerger. [iNews' Photo]
Justin Kerger. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Justin Kerger [no address provided] was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on break and enter and larceny offences.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that between October 26 and November 10 at Waterloo Street, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Dr. Khemraj Khanai and stole one HP Desktop computer, an electrical iron, two suitcases, a pair of Clarks sneakers, a gas stove, one fan, spare parts, clothes and spray paint machine together valued $920,000.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant, told the Court that on October 26 at 12:00 hrs, the Virtual Complainant (VC) secured his house and left for Bartica when on November 10, he received a phone call from the police that his house was broken into.

The Court heard that the defendant was found sleeping in the house by the security guard. Some of the articles were recovered. Prosecutor Grant successfully opposed bail on the nature, gravity and prevalence of the offence.

The Magistrate was informed that Kerger has a pending matter of similar nature in another court. His current case was transferred before Magistrate Faith McGusty for November 28.

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