A 40-year-old musician yesterday appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson to answer the charge of break and enter and larceny.

It was alleged that on January 27 at Bourda, Ovin Chester of 183 Durban and Breda streets, Georgetown, broke into the property of Frank Gomes and stole three hand saws valued $6,000 and four bird cages valued $28,000.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Initially, when asked his address, Chester told the magistrate that where he lives has no lot number. “Is just Durban and Breda Streets, Georgetown,” he replied, explaining that there was no lot number since the house was under renovation.

When the magistrate told Chester that he would have to go to prison  since he had no proper address,  he quickly responded that he lives at 183 Durban and Breda streets, Georgetown.

Police Prosecutor Sherwin Matthews asked that bail be denied on the grounds that the defendant has no proper address and is not a first time offender.

He was later placed on $50,000 bail and his matter was transferred to Court Two for February 12.

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