Break-in accused stole over $500,000 in currency, phones

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Keyaz Mohammed

A young man was yesterday faced with two charges alleging that he stole a total of over $500,000 in cash and smartphones during a break-in.

It is alleged that on September 9th, 2018, at Campbellville, Georgetown, Keyaz Mohammed broke and entered the dwelling house of Toolsie Persaud and stole $10,000, US$1,000 and CA$1,000, amounting to a total of $370,000, which belongs to Persaud. It is also alleged that on the same day, Mohammed stole a Samsung J7 Prime, valued $70,000, and a Samsung J7 Pro, valued $65,000, which was the property of Tricia Persaud. In total, $505,000 in cash and phones were stolen.

Mohammed, who appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to both of the charges.

According to Prosecutor Quinn Harris, Toolsie Persaud left the articles in a room and went to a church service. After he returned to the room, he discovered that the items mentioned were missing. The police were called and Mohammed, who is known to Persaud, allegedly admitted to the theft. He is also alleged to have told police that he bought bus parts with the money and gave the phones to “a boy” around his area.

Mohammed was asked to post $250,000 bail on each charge. His next court date is October 29th, 2018.

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