Kwakwani boys remanded over cartridges, other charges

Two boys who allegedly broke into a woman’s home and stole her jewellery and damaged items worth over $1.1 million and reportedly had 15 cartridges at Kwakwani were on Tuesday remanded into police custody by Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton.

The two boys, ages 12 and 14 years, were not required to plead to break and enter and larceny and malicious damage to property. Both pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of ammunition when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that between July 19 and 21 at Kwakwani Waterfront the two broke and entered the dwelling house of Michelle Sauers and stole a quantity of gold jewellery valued at $194,000. The two also allegedly damaged one freezer, one refrigerator, music set, television set, one DVD player, one water filter, one rice cooker, and one electric stove, all to the total value of $1,145,000 property of Sauers. On July 23 at Kwakwani Waterfront the two were allegedly found with 15 cartridges without being the holder of a licence.

Attorney-at-law Leslie Sobers represented the boys and he requested that they be granted bail and released into the custody of their parents. He told the court that it was surprising that the two were charged with committing the offences. He said the children would have only been able to damage all the items mentioned with the use of dynamite. He added that the boys were not street children.

Police prosecutor Shellon Daniels objected to bail for the boys saying that despite being juveniles their parents seemed to have no control over them.

Sobers responded that to suggest that the boys are out of control is untrue. He added that if they are remanded they would miss school.

The court was told that the boys had two other charges.

The Magistrate remanded them into police custody and their case was transferred to the Kwakwani Magistrate’s Court for November 16.

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