Eighteen-year-old Fiaz Mohammed of 117 North Vigilance, East Coast Demerara was yesterday charged for breaking and entering the property of Toolsie Persaud and stealing $370,000 in currency and $130,000 worth in cellular phones.
It is alleged that the teen, on September 9, last, broke and entered the dwelling place of Toolsie Persaud and stole $10,000 Guyana dollars, $1,000 United States Dollars and $1,000 Canadian dollars, all to the value of $370,000 Guyana dollars.
A second charge was also read against the defendant, which alleged that on the said date at the said location, he stole 2 cellular phones valued at $70,000 and $60,000 – property of Trisha Persaud.
The teen pleaded not guilty to both of the charges that were read to him by Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman.
Police Prosecutor Richard Harris told the court that Mohammed and the virtual complainants are known to each other and that on the day in question, at about 10:00 hrs, the complainants left the items mentioned in the charge in their bedrooms and went to church.
When they returned they noticed that the articles were missing, a report was later made to the police and an investigation was launched which resulted Mohammed being arrested and charged.
Upon being arrested, Mohammed reportedly made an oral confession, saying “Yes, I broke into the house and stole the phones and the money. I took the money and buy two bus tyres and gave the phones to a cousin to sell”
Mohammed was represented by Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-a-Fat, who told the court that his client is employed as a construction worker, has a fixed place of abode, and has been in police custody for a week.
The attorney requested that his client be released on reasonable bail. The prosecutor had no objections to bail.
The magistrate then granted $250,000 bail for each of the charges and ordered Mohammed to return to court on October 29.
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