Alleged purse thief remanded

A man was on Friday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with larceny.

Anthony Price, 25, denied the charge which alleged that on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Georgetown he stole a purse valued $5000 which contained US$700, and a cellular phone valued $35,000, property of the virtual complainant (VC) Camille Brazilo. The accused told the court that he is unemployed.

Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones did not reveal the circumstance surrounding the charge, however he objected to bail based on the seriousness and prevalence of the offence. Bail was refused and Price was remanded to prison until May 17 when he will return to court.