Porter charged with stealing flat screen TVs

A porter accused of stealing three flat screen televisions from his employer’s Water Street business place was yesterday admitted to bail in the sum of $75,000.

The allegation against Rajesh Hardat is that on December 15, at Georgetown, he stole three 21” flat screen televisions, valued $105,000. The items were the property of Haresh Kumar. 

Hardat, of 166 Lusignan Pasture, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge of simple larceny when it was read to him by acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

In giving the facts of the case, prosecutor Stephen Telford told the court that Hardat, who was employed by Kumar as a porter, was given a key to the storage bond in which the televisions were kept.

According to Telford, Hardat was given the key in order to deliver a number of items that were being kept in the bond for a customer. Telford told the court that after Kumar realized the televisions were missing, a report was made to the Brickdam Police Station, which subsequently led to Hardat’s arrest, after investigations were conducted.  

Telford, however, had no objection to Hardat being granted bail and he the magistrate set the sum at $75,000.

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