Accused car burglar was caught on tape

– court hears

A man was remanded to prison yesterday after a court heard that he was caught on camera breaking into a businesswoman’s car and stealing over half a million dollars in items.

Marvin Williams, 33, of 72 Diamond Squatting Area, stood in the prisoner’s docks before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and maintained his innocence and begged for bail.

The court heard that on November 9, at Thomas Street, Georgetown, Williams broke and entered the car of Babita Ragnauth and stole several items, which amounted to $596,000. The accused, who was not represented by an attorney, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. 

Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to Williams receiving bail and told the court that that there was CCTV footage of the accused entering Ragnauth’s car. He said Ragnauth had just parked her car and exited the vehicle when Williams approached and broke into it. The prosecutor said that the items were recovered from the accused and the police file in the matter was incomplete.

Although Williams denied the prosecution’s account and sought bail, his application was denied by the magistrate, who informed the accused that he will be remanded to prison. Williams’ matter was adjourned until November 25 for statements.

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