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Three Cubans were on Monday taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after they were accused of stealing a number of items from two stores along Robb Street, Georgetown between January 22 and 23, 2019.
Daniar Pelaez, Jose Gorerva and Junior Infante all appeared before Senior Magistrate, Leron Daly where they denied that between January 22 and 23, at Inshan Variety Store, Robb Street, Georgetown, they broke and entered and stole three cellular phones valued $45,000, three speakers valued $45,000, one hair cutting machine valued $6000, a quantity of clothing valued $20,000 and $30, 000, total value $146,000; property of Inshan Variety Store.
It is also alleged that on the same day at Robb Street, Georgetown they also stole from the “Stretch ma Dollar”, which is located next to Inshan’s Variety Store, 10 tablets valued $150,000, five cellular phones valued $55,000 and $75,000; a total value of $280, 000.
According to the prosecution’s case, Police acting on information went to Robb Street where they saw two of accused. When asked what they were doing there, they could not give a proper explanation.
The store owners were immediately contacted. When they arrived Inshan opened his store only to discover the third accused hiding in his store with the items in a bag.
Further, when the proprietor of the “Stretch ma Dollar” opened his store, he too noticed that items were missing.
In court on Monday, Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris objected to bail on the grounds that the Cubans were flight risks and had no ties to Guyana. They were remanded to prison and the case will continue February 15, 2019.