Taxi Driver remanded for allegedly snatching Gold Chain


court[] – A 43 – year – old Taxi Driver of Parfaite Harmony, West Bank Demerara was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for the offence of larceny from a person.

Gregory House pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on November 04, at Regent Street, Georgetown, he stole from Natasha Sheriff one Gold Chain valued $65,000.

House was represented by Attorney – at – Law, Paul Fung – A – Fat, who requested bail, stating that his client was beaten by the Virtual Complainant’s family.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant, told the Court that on the day in question around 11:45 hrs at Regent Street, the defendant snatched the victim’s Gold Chain, after which an alarm was raised and public spirited citizens assisted in apprehending the accused.

The police were summoned and after a search was carried out on the defendant, the Gold Chain was found in the pocket.

Prosecutor Grant informed the Court that House is a known figure, since he was convicted for similar charges before in other court.

Bail was refused and the case was transferred before Magistrate Judy Latchman for November 28.



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