[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann MCLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on December 10, charged for breaking into the Kissoon’s Furniture Store and stealing household mats.
Appearing to answer charges of break and enter and larceny were Mervin Agar, a – 20 – year – old labourer of Lot nine and ten Queen Street, South Cummingsburg, and Sherwyn Gill, a 48 – year – old labourer of 63 North-East La Penitence.
They were not required to plead to the indictable charge which read that between December 05 and December 07 at Main Street, Georgetown they broke and entered into the Kissoon’s Furniture Store and stole three small foot mats valued $2,000 and one large foot mat valued $600, all to a total value of $2,600 property of Hemraj Kissoon.
When the Administration of Justice Act (AJA) was applied, Agar denied the charge while Gill pleaded guilty. Police Prosecutor, Deniro Jones stated that on the day in question at about 07:00 hrs, a security guard observed the two accused in the compound with the items mentioned in the charge in their possession.
He raised an alarm and the two were arrested and told of the charge. Gill, stated that he was walking by the premises when he saw a black plastic bag with the items. He said that he picked it up and took it into his possession.
He further explained that he later saw Agar, whom he has known for a number of years and showed the items to him.
“He ain’t do nothing,” the man told the Court. However, Jones refuted these claims saying that there was a large cut to the tarpaulin walls, from which the two allegedly entered the store.
Gill was ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 or an alternative of four weeks in prison while Agar was granted bail in the sum of $10,000. Agar will return to Court on January 11, 2016.