Mason remanded on housebreaking charge

A mason was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with breaking into a man’s home and stealing a quantity of electronics.
Magistrate Allan Wilson denied bail to Robin Maxwell, 20, of 118 West Ruimveldt Front Road, who was charged with break and enter and larceny at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

It is alleged that between April 11 and April 12, Maxwell broke and entered the dwelling house of Ramanand Jagdeo and stole a DVD player, a jack plug, a Samsung cellular phone, a Chinese iPhone, a Panasonic cellular phone and an Alcatel cellular phone, all valued at $152,600.

When given the opportunity to speak, Maxwell claimed he was returning home from work when he stopped at a Chinese restaurant to buy food and a set of men went into the shop and started to beat him up. He said later he was at the police station, where police hit him to forced him to give them a statement.

The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that if the accused is granted bail, he may pose a flight risk to the court. The court was also told that most of the articles recovered were found on his person.
As a result, bail was denied and Maxwell was remanded until April 25.

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