Two men charged with $25M Chicka D theft

Two men were yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with stealing over $25 million in items during a break-in at Chicka D.

Seon Clarke, 47, and Gary Grant, 41, stood in the courtroom of George-town magistrate Judy Latchman who read the joint charge to them.

It was alleged that the two men, between Septem-ber 20 and October 5, 2017, at Vlissengen Road, broke and entered Chicka D and stole an ice-cream machine, valued at $2,210,000, and other items, all carrying a value of $25,240,000 in total. The items were the property of Deonarine Singh.

Both men denied the charge.

Seon Clarke
Gary Grant

Two other charges were read to Clarke. The first stated that on October 5, at Vlissingen Road, with intent to resist arrest, he assaulted Police Constable 22149 Brumell, a police officer acting in the execution of his duties.

It was further alleged that Clarke behaved in a disorderly manner on the very date. Clarke, of no fixed address, denied these allegations as well.

Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss told the court that on October 5, as a result of information received, the police went to the Chicka D building, where the defendants were found removing items. The police then attempted to arrest the two men, however, Clarke allegedly pulled out a knife, then cuffed the officer, who was attempting to handcuff him. Clarke then managed to escape. He was, however, eventually recaptured by public-spirited citizens.

Although Magistrate Latchman granted Clarke $40,000 bail on the assault charge and $20,000 bail on the disorderly behaviour charge, she remanded both him and Grant to prison on the breaking and entering charge.

The matters are to be called again on October 30, when statements are expected to be filed.


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