Two brothers were yesterday released on $150,000 bail each by a city court after they denied stealing items from the Marriott Hotel bond.
It is alleged that Adrian Foster, 20, and Andre Foster, 19, between November 1st and November 30th, 2017, at the Marriott Hotel bond, stole a quantity of solar panels, sensor lights, light bulbs and other items valued at $677,000 in total.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Their attorney stated that Adrian, who had been an employee of the hotel, received the items from someone to sell but he did not know that they were stolen. The attorney then made an application for bail, while stating that his clients were not flight risks and that they cooperated with the police throughout the investigation.
Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore stated that on December 24th, a report was made of an alleged theft at the Marriott. The items that were allegedly stolen were subsequently advertised on Adrian’s Facebook page. It was noted that 17 solar panels and four bulbs were recovered. He further stated that Adrian’s mother, Alisha Fortune, took him to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters, where he admitted that he removed the items from the bond because the hotel owed him money. The prosecutor made no objections to bail but requested that the brothers report to the CID headquarters until the completion of trial.
Magistrate Judy Latchman granted the men $150,000 bail each on condition that they report to the CID headquarters every Friday until completion of the trial. The matter was adjourned until February 7th.