Alleged battery thief granted bail

An 18-year-old mechanic was on Tuesday granted bail by Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on a simple larceny charge.
Leon Speede of Fifth Avenue, Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven), appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied the charges which stated that on January 15, 2020, at Third Avenue, Bartica, he stole two truck batteries valued $72,000 belonging to Kevin Ramnarine.
It was further alleged that at the same location, he stole two batteries valued $78,000 belonging to Selwyn Cameron.
In addition, the police stated that on the same day and at the same location, he stole two batteries valued $160,000 belonging to Rodney Desouza.
Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris told the court that on the day in question, the victims parked their vehicles at Third Avenue, Bartica, and went home.
However, upon their return the following day, the men realised that the batteries were missing.
As such, the matter was reported to the police and based on investigations, Speede was arrested. The prosecutor added that while in custody, the suspect confessed to the crime.
On that note, the prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the defendant. He was, nevertheless, released on bail in the sum of $200,000 and the case was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Courts for January 24, 2020.