Teen remanded on larceny charge

Eighteen-year-old Rolex Williams of St Martin, Eteringbang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), was on Monday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Annremanded McLennan, when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a larceny charge.

It is alleged that on January 25, 2017, at Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River, Williams stole one pouch valued at $10,000, $30,000 in Digicel phone cards and $80,000 cash, a total value of $120,000, belonging to Virtual Complainant (VC) Trevor Joseph.

According to the prosecution’s case, on the day in question, Joseph was taking the defendant to lunch when he allegedly snatched the pouch and escaped.

The teen pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him by the Chief Magistrate, who subsequently entered a not-guilty plea on the defendant’s behalf, after hearing his explanation.

The prosecution further told the court that the teen had a pending matter of a similar nature at the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court and had committed the present offence while on bail. Bail was refused and Williams was remanded to prison.

The matter will proceed to trial on February 3, 2017 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.