Man remanded over theft of jeep, burglary and escape from lawful custody

A 22-year-old man yesterday pleaded not guilty to the charges of simple larceny, burglary, and escaping from lawful custody when he appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that on February 4 at Georgetown, Colin Bryan of 59 Public Road Kitty, who identified himself as a labourer repairing boats at a wharf,  stole one motor jeep belonging to Arlena Kennedy valued $2.6 million.

It is also alleged that on the same day at Georgetown, Bryan broke and entered the house of Kennedy. On February 6, being in lawful custody at the Kitty Police Station for a burglary charge, the said Colin Bryan allegedly escaped from lawful custody.

The police prosecutor asked that bail be denied on the grounds that the defendant has no fixed place of abode since he has been citing different addresses. According to the prosecutor, “the defendant had initially given his address as Suriname and is now telling the court that he lives at 59 Public Road Kitty… with no fixed place of abode, the likelihood of the defendant not returning to court is great.”

The prosecution also pointed out that the defendant does not have an occupation. “He doesn’t work at any wharf,” the prosecutor argued.

When the magistrate asked Bryan which wharf he works at, he stuttering for a response that never came.

He was refused bail and has to return to court on March 31.

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