Phone thief remanded to prison

A 19-year-old was remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was accused of stealing a mobile phone.
Teron McLead of Plaisance Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara, plead not guilty to the charge which stated that on April 18, 2019 at Main Street, Georgetown, he stole a Samsung Galaxy cellphone valued $170,000 from Shanomae English.
On the day in question, the Virtual Complainant had exited a Main Street, Georgetown club and as she made her way to her parked car, she noticed the defendant.
The teenager reportedly snatched woman’s phone which she had in her hand and ran towards Middle Street, Georgetown. The woman raised an alarm and members of a mobile Police patrol in the area responded promptly and gave chase, thus leading to McLead’s apprehension.
A search was conducted on his person and the phone was recovered. Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offence.
The defendant told the court he has his own phone and he was waiting to catch a bus when he was arrested by Police ranks.
Bail was refused and the man is scheduled to make his next court appearance on April 26.