La Penitence man on bail after denying break-in

A La Penitence man, allegedly caught during a break-in at a Ruimveldt residence, was yesterday released on $150,000 bail after denying the charge.

Kerry Nero, 25 from 4th Street, La Penitence, appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and pleaded not guilty to the charge of breaking and entering with the intention of stealing.

According to Nero, he was not in the house but rather in “the ghetto yard.” He also denied trying to steal anything.

It was the case of Prosecutor Bharat Mangru that Ryan Banwarie, taking all the necessary precautions, secured his home but left one window slightly open and retired to bed. Mangru said that around 2:30 am, Banwarie awoke after hearing loud noises in his house. While checking, Banwarie discovered Nero in the house.

Nero, who attempted to flee the residence, was caught by Banwarie and subsequently arrested by the police.

Nero was granted $150,000 bail and will return to court on June 6th, when statements are to be filed.



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