[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men were refused bail and remanded to prison on Friday (November 29) by Magistrate Judy Latchman for receiving stolen property.
The duo, 19 – year – old Randy Garrett and 21 – year – old Brian Jones both of Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara were not required to plead to the offence, details of which noted that between November 15 through 27 at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown they receive one Primo motor car value at $3.3M.
Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung- A – Fat, who represented the duo stated that on the day in question, Garrett was paid to strip a car but was not aware that it was stolen property.
He told the court that as it relates to Jones, his client was asked to collect the car and take it to a mechanic. Jones currently has a matter pending in the court.
In making an application for bail, Fung- A – Fat argued that Jones was placed on $300,000 bail and never missed a court date. He said his client has cooperated with police and was responsible for notifying the police where the parts were.
Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt on the other hand told the court that police received information indicating that one of two cars which were stolen from an auto sale at Lusignaan, East Coast Demerara was given to Jones to strip and sell the parts.
The lawyer made an application for a pretrial liberty to be granted to both his clients. However, the Prosecutor successfully objected to bail citing the quantum and penalty attached to the offence. The matter was adjourned until December 5.