Robbery accused pleads guilty
Girlfriend, deportee and other man placed on bail
Robbery accused Leroy Moore, 22, of Rose Hall Town who was recently nabbed with stolen booty taken from the Highest Grade Boutique and Wash Bay pleaded guilty to the charge of Break and Enter and Larceny when he appeared at the Albion Magistrate court on Friday.
Magistrate Fabio Azore had informed him that he was not required to plead. However, Moore opted for a summary trial and entered his guilty plea.
A probation report was ordered by the Magistrate and he will be sentenced on Tuesday June 14.
Those arrested with him and who were all charged with receiving stolen property have been placed on $80,000 and will have to return to court on June 27.
According to Prosecutor Inspector Satrohan Dayaram, bandits between May 27 and May 28, broke into the Highest Grade Boutique and Wash Bay at Rose Hall Town and stole a quantity of brand name clothing, footwear, watches and other items valued over $1M. About $700,000 worth in items were recovered.
Quick action by the police led to Moore’s capture. The man was recently released from prison. When he was spotted he was wearing one of the stolen items. He was arrested and taken into custody and subsequently revealed to investigators what transpired.
He also told investigators that he had sold most of the booty to a deportee, Lawrence Rodriguez, and one Lincoln Matthews both of Rose Hall Town. They were both arrested with most of the items.
Police later moved in on Moore’s girlfriend, Melinda Bogle, 21, also of Rose Hall Town who, when arrested, was also wearing some of the stolen items.
When she was approached she made a run for it and disappeared. However police using their network tracked her down to the Upper Corentyne area, where she was arrested.
Moore’s mother was also arrested but was subsequently released.
Prosecutor Dayaram had earlier objected to bail for Moore stating that the man was recently involved in a matter of similar nature.
The prosecutor reported that the man and his relatives compensated the victim, who decided to offer no further evidence against them.
Moore had also told the court that Bogle is his wife and that she was innocent.