A security guard, who was allegedly caught with 12 dresses in his lunch bag, was today charged for the offence.
Twenty-eight-year-old Lenon Alexander of 317 Crane, Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
It is alleged that on September 7, 2019, at Regent Street, Georgetown, he stole 12 dresses valued $60,000, the property of Sunil Theotia.
Alexander denied the charge after it was read to him.
Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris stated that Alexander had been employed as a security guard at the victim’s store for the past three weeks.
The court heard that, on the day in question, the security guard was leaving the store when he was asked to open his lunch bag.
Upon checking the bag, the victim found 12 work dresses hidden under his lunch bowl.
The Prosecutor added that further checks were carried out on the defendant’s car and in his car trunk more pieces of clothing were found.
The matter was then reported; and; following an investigation, Alexander was arrested and charged for the offence.
Prosecutor Harris made serious objections to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds that he was hired and paid to protect the place where he stole from.
The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, released Alexander on $40,000 bail.
The father of two was instructed to make his next court appearance on September 23.