Homeless man denies stealing from store

A homeless man was yesterday placed on $25,000 bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court charged with stealing a quantity of items from a man’s store.

Nazin Ashram pleaded not guilty to the charge of simple larceny when Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson read it to him.

It is alleged that on March 27, he stole 15 phone chargers and 10 DVDs, among other items, totaling $39,000, the property of Roy Masgammar.

Prosecutor Stephen Telford told the court that Masgammar had secured his business place on the morning of March 27 but when he returned later in the afternoon he discovered the items stated in the charge missing.

He said that someone had seen Ashram while he was stealing the items and told Masgammar about it.

He said that Masgammar had apprehended Ashram twice but he escaped and on his third try he was able to take Ashram to the police station.

The prosecutor, however, stated that there was no evidence in the police statement in the case file to suggest that Ashram was the person who had really stolen the items.

Ashram has to make another court appearance on May 18.

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