Apr 06, 2011 News
Three men appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to charges ranging from break and enter to receiving a stolen article.
According to a police report, Colin Kendall and Asif Cumberbatch on March 31, last, broke into the dwelling house of Michael Elvin and made good their escape with numerous household appliances worth $685,000. The court was told that the plaintiff is presently overseas.
The prosecution was represented by Corporal Venetta Pindar who related that after the two accused had completed the illegal act they escaped. The matter was reported to the police and an investigation was launched. The two suspects were arrested.The prosecutor told the court that when the two men were apprehended, ranks found Kendall in possession of a stereo set while Cumberbatch was carrying a television. Upon them being placed in custody, Cecil Hinckson, a relative of the plaintiff, visited the station and confirmed that the stolen articles were the property of his cousin (plaintiff). It was for that reason that the charge was instituted.
Cumberbatch and Kendall were unrepresented. They pleaded not guilty to the offence. The matter was stood down for the afternoon session. After the magistrate returned to the bench, she granted the duo bail of $125,000 each.
Pindar had maintained earlier in the hearing that the two accused have pending matters engaging the attention of another court but after verification, the court was told that those cases were dismissed.
However, Magistrate Beharry read another charge to the third accused Brian Soares. He was charged with receiving a stolen article. Soares, who was also unrepresented, pleaded guilty. But after telling the court that he had no knowledge that the item was stolen, a not guilty plea was recorded for him.
The accused, who is a minibus conductor, resides at lot 72 South Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara. He was granted bail to the tune of $15,000. All three accused will return on April 11 when the matter will be given a second hearing.
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