Ring thief granted bail

A man accused of stealing a gold and diamond ring was on Monday morning granted his pretrial liberty when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Christopher Small
Christopher Small

Christopher Small, 28, of Laing Avenue, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

It is alleged that between October 1 and 31, 2015, at Light Street, Georgetown, he stole one gold and diamond ring valued $550,000 and other items worth $450,000.

Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that the defendant stole the items from his employer, John Raymond.

The facts are that the defendant first stole the keys to the Virtual Complainant’s home after which at a later date he entered the house and stole the items.

It is alleged that he admitted to stealing and selling the items.

The prosecution had no objections to bail, but the defendant could not give the address of his abode; as such, Magistrate McLennan remanded him to prison until he could do so.

He reappeared before her later in the day with the address and was granted $70,000 bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court on November 27 2016.