Three men were today (Friday) remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for breaking into the L. Seepersaud Maraj & Sons Jewellery store at the Stabroek Market and stole $22M worth in gold and diamond jewellery.
Tyron Marks, 31, of lot 107 Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Clifford Rodney, 66, of lot 265 One Mile, Linden and Albert Defreitas, 54, of Leopold Street, Werk-En-Rust Georgetown, were not required to plead to the indictable charge.
According to the facts presented to the court; between July 2 and July 3, 2018, the men who are also vendors in the Stabroek Market,
broke and entered the jewellery store.
The men were represented by attorneys Pamela DaSantos, Kenzia Williams and Adrian Thompson.
According to the Attorneys in their submission for bail, their clients were beaten by police to confess to the charge.
Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail being granted to the men and told the court that they all have pending matters of a similar nature before the court while citing the serious nature of the offence and the values of the items.
The court was told that during a video interrogation with investigators, two of the men admitted to cutting into the safe to gain access to the items.
The men were remanded to prison and are expected to return on July 23.