Soesdyke burglary accused remanded

A man was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with breaking and entering the home of another man and stealing three laptop computers.

Phillip Sealey, who gave La Penitence and Soesdyke-Linden Highway addresses to the court, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The charge read at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court stated that on August 28 at Soesdyke-Linden Highway, Sealey, 26, broke and entered the dwelling home of Kleon Thom-Fernandez and stole three laptop computers, valued $370,000.

Prosecutor Bharrat Mangru told that court that Fernandez had secured his home and gone to bed and when he woke up the following morning at around 3am he discovered that the western door of his home was open.

Mangru said that the police had later arrested Sealey for a different matter, when he confessed to breaking and entering Fernandez’s home.

In light of the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and also the fact that the other charge he was arrested for was of a similar nature, Mangru objected to bail.

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry refused bail and Sealey was remanded to prison until September 16, when the case will be heard at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.

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