Venezuelans remanded for stealing $1.3M worth of items

Two Venezuelans were on Wednesday remanded to prison by Acting Chief Magistrate, Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus after they stood before her charged for robbing a shop of some $1.3 million worth of valuables.
Nelson Perez, 25, and Xavier Lopez, 24, both denied that on January 25, 2019, they committed the act at Chow Landing, Kaikan River.
It is alleged that the two broke and entered the shop belonging to Collin Basil and stole a box of condoms, 35 pounds of quicksilver, two haversacks, 10 packs of food seasoning, a cell phone, a quantity of cigarettes and other items.
According to the prosecution’s case, following the robbery, Police received information and swooped down on the premises where the men were staying and recovered some of the stolen articles.
As such, they were both taken into Police custody where they were later charged for the present offence.
In court on Wednesday the men said that upon arrival in Guyana, they were granted a three-month stay.
Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Adonis Innis and these submissions were upheld by the Magistrate.
The defendants will make their next Court appearance on February 5, 2019.