Trio charged with stealing $3M from Businessman granted bail


IMG-20141015-WA0003[] – Three men charged with stealing $3.1M worth of electrical appliances were ordered to post $250,000 bail each by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Ronald Fitzpatrick, Vishal Singh and Devon Bomboree pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that between September 13 and October 11 at Culbert Square, Lethem, being together, they broke and entered the house of Reyaz Akbar and stole therein a quantity of electrical appliances worth $1,993,000 along with other articles together valued $3.1M.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that the virtual complainant (VC) is a businessman and on September 13 he secured his home and left for the capital city.IMG-20141015-WA0001

Upon his return, he discovered his business place was broken into. The Court heard that the matter was reported to the Lethem Police station and acting on information the defendants were confronted. Subsequently, the trio took the Police to an abandoned house in the village where some of the articles were recovered.

The Prosecutor did not opposed bail to neither of the defendants, but asked the Court to consider the value of the items before bail is granted.

Bail was granted the matter was transferred to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court for December 1.



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