Kwakwani resident charged for stealing money during drinking spree

Twenty-year-old Bob Sipriano of Kwakwani, Region Nine (Upper Demerara/Berbice), was on Friday arraigned for stealing money during a drinking spree. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The charge levelled against Sipriano stated that between July 2 and 3, 2019 at Jonestown, Kwakwani, he stole $250,000 from Kerran Persaud. However, he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to facts presented, on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) and defendant were both consuming alcohol at the VC’s home when the defendant was instructed to padlock the gates.
At about 03:00h the following morning, Persaud was awaken by a noise from inside her home. Upon inspection, she saw the defendant leaving the premises and it was until after she discovered the money missing.
A report was subsequently made and Sipriano was arrested and later charged for simple larceny.
After Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield made no objections to bail being granted, Chief Magistrate granted bail in the sum of $70,000 and ordered the defendant to report to the Kwakwani Police Station until the conclusion of the matter.
The case was adjourned until July 19, 2019 at the Kwakwani Magistrates’ Courts.