Duo remanded over alleged attempt to break into car

Two men who attempted to break and enter a parked car in Georgetown were yesterday remanded to prison after a city court heard that their attempt was foiled when police pounced on them.

It was alleged that on June 25, at the Kingston Seawall in Georgetown, Albert De Freitas, 51, a fisherman, of Lot 100 Leopold Street and Oalin Yansen, 24, a sign artist of Albouystown attempted to break and enter motor car PMM 4105, belonging to Vindrowatie Ganesh.

They both pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutor Bharat Mangru objected to bail, highlighting the seriousness of the offence and the fact that De Freitas was on bail as he is on trial for another matter before Magistrate Judy Latchman in Court 3, of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

One of the defendants armed with a screw driver, was trying to open the door of the complainant’s car while the other stood in the distance on watch, Mangru stated.

He further told the court that some police officers who were in the vicinity observed the actions of the men and accosted them and further arrested them.

However, De Freitas contended that he was just standing in the area talking on his cellphone when he observed a woman pass by; he stressed that he had no knowledge of the charge.

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, before whom the defendants appeared, refused bail and the men were ordered to appear again in court on July 7.

De Freitas appeared on several prior occasions at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer charges of simple larceny and attempted murder.




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