“I been drinking and I tek knock out in the man shop. Is when them people started beating me that’s when I wake up and start talk out my head. I don’t even know how I reach in the shop,” were the words of a man who denied a break and enter and larceny charge.

Twenty-three-year-old Mark Caesar, a vendor, of 3938 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

He denied the charge which stated that between November 11 and November 12, 2019, at Mahdia, in the Essequibo Magisterial District, he broke and entered the business premises of William Deochan and stole one music box valued $260,000, three phones valued $144,000 and $200,000 cash.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman stated that the businessman secured his shop around 22:10 hrs and went to bed. However, around 08:00 hrs the following day, he observed the defendant sleeping in his shop. An alarm was then raised and the defendant attempted to make good his escape by running away.

However, he was apprehended by public-spirited persons who gave chase. They dealt him a severe beating and recovered the three phones from his pocket.

The matter was then reported. the police arrived shortly after and took the injured man to the hospital.

The prosecutor added that while in custody, Caesar admitted in a caution statement to breaking into the shop and removing the articles. Hence, Blackman objected to bail being granted to him on the grounds of the penalty the charge attracts and the fact that he was caught red-handed in the shop.

The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded Caesar to prison until November 15 when he will appear before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.


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