Push cart vendor stole from cathedral

– court hears

A push cart vendor was yesterday remanded to prison after he allegedly stole over $800,000 worth of items from the Brickdam Cathedral.

Richard Ramcharran, of Lot 205 ‘D’ Field, Sophia, is accused of breaking and entering the cathedral between August 19 and October 23, 2013 and stealing a number of items, including a church bell, an antique chest of drawers, a bench press, and a wardrobe amongst other items which total $895,000 in value.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor Bharat Mangru said that Ramcharran was seen leaving the western side of the facility around the time that it was broken into. He objected to bail, citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence.

The Chief Magistrate refused bail and Ramcharran was remanded to prison until December 16, when statements in the matter are expected to be filed.

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