Two men were remanded to prison when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with larceny charges.
Jason Thomas (left) and Christopher Niles
Jason Thomas, 22, of Berbice, pleaded not guilty to the charges, while Christopher Niles, 21, of Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara pleaded guilty with an explanation.
The first charge stated that on February 27, 2016 at Kingston, Georgetown, while being in each other’s company, they robbed Selvin Apple of one brown wallet valued $7000, one backpack valued $10,000 and $5000. The second charge stated that on the same day at the same location, both men robbed Ursilla Triffer of one black bag valued $10,000.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail owing to the penalty attached to the offence and the fact that both defendants gave false addresses to the Police.
Jones stated that Niles gave his address as Lot 1 Tucville Housing Scheme, Georgetown while Thomas gave his address as Lot 13 Stevedore Housing Scheme, Georgetown. According to the Prosecutor, either of the addresses is accurate.
He further disclosed to the Court that the stolen items were recovered after both men were accosted by a Police patrol. The case will continue on March 15, 2016.