[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men charged with breaking and entering the SOL warehouse were placed on $200,000 bail each on Wednesday, July 22 by Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Twenty-two-year-old fisherman Devon Allicock of Lot 33 James Street and 34-year-old push cart vendor, Michael Gomes of Lot 31 James Street, both of Albouystown, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court heard that between July 17 and 19 at Agricola, East Bank Demerara, they broke and entered the warehouse of SOL Guyana Inc and stole 135 cases of Rimula oil vauled $2, 317, 680.
Representing both men was Attorney-at-law, Euclin Gomes who told the court that his clients have never been convicted nor do they have any pending matters before the court.
However, he noted that Gomes was shot to his left leg and arm and is still receiving medical treatment. According to the defence counsel, both men were catching fish when the police were running behind some persons who allegedly broke into a bond, during which his client was shot.
But Police prosecutor, Dinero Jones told the court that on the day in question, police acted on information in relation to a robbery, when they confronted four men. He added that they returned fired at the men and two of them managed to escape.
Subsequently, checks were made around the compound and it was observed that the items were missing. The court heard that the two men escaped in a boat in the Demerara River at the back of the company.
The police prosecutor did not opposed bail and the matter was adjourned to July 27 for report.