Two men were today remanded to prison for allegedly breaking into a Regent Road store and carting off with $1M worth of vehicle accessories.
The 38-year-old mason, Deon Brown of 207 Charlotte Street, Georgetown, and 20-year-old Trevin Alleyne of Leopold Street, Georgetown appeared before Principal Magistrate, Sherdell Isaacs-Marcus, where the break and enter charge was read to them.
The charge against the duo alleged that, between April 26, 2019 and April 27, 2019, at Regent Road, Bourda, they broke into and entered a business place of Vivikanand Ramoutar and stole articles in excess of $1M, property of the said Vivikanand Ramoutar.
Both men pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge, after it was read to them.
Brown, who opted to give his explanation first, told the court that he lives in a house which is next door to the business place and, on the day in question, police woke him from his sleep and arrested him for the offence.
“When I wake up, I see about four police over me. They started telling me how I break in the man store next door but I don’t know anything.”
Meanwhile, Alleyne, in his explanation, stated that he did not break into the business place. However, he removed a battery which was left outside of the premises.
“I was outside of the business place when I see the battery and is that the police see I pick up and they arrest me.”
The magistrate, after listening to the men’s explanations, changed their pleas to not guilty.
Facts presented by police prosecutor Adduni Innis, stated that, on April 26 at about 17:00hrs, the victim secured his place of business at Lot 104 Regent Road Bourda and left.
The following day, police ranks, acting on information received, went to the location and apprehended the defendants with the alleged stolen articles in their possession.
The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded the men to prison until May 2, 2019.