Berbice man on bail allegedly steals articles for unpaid work
A miner from Berbice will have to post bail in the sum of $750,000 if he is to attain his pre-trial liberty.
Twenty-two-year-old Delon Apollo, was charged with simple larceny after he allegedly sought to pay himself for unpaid services rendered to his employer.
Apollo appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octive- Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The police alleged that on June 8, at Mowasi Backdam, Essequibo, Apollo stole one .32 Taurus pistol, two and a half ounces of raw gold, and $40,000 in cash, all belonging to Chapnarine Persaud.
The accused was not required to plead.
The court prosecutor did not object to bail but asked that the pre-trial sum be substantial. The prosecutor also reported that some of the articles were recovered. She said the pistol and the ammunition were found in the defendant’s possession.
Kaieteur News was told that the incident stemmed from the defendant reportedly not being paid by the victim. It is understood that the defendant was employed with the complainant as a porkknocker. He however received no pay from his employer and on the day in question the defendant reportedly broke into the boss’s quarters and stole the items that were being kept in a safe.
After the theft, the matter was reported, and the defendant was arrested and told of the offence. He was later charged.
The matter was transferred to the Madhia Magistrates’ Court for July 18.