Two labourers granted bail

Charged with stealing electronics, $.18m in jewelry...

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

TWO men charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewel­ry from a woman’s home appeared in the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Labourers Lyndon Joshua and Devon Nicholas, of Moruga, faced Magistrate Debra Quintyne, charged with stealing electronics, a knife, perfume, three pairs of slippers and $178,700 worth of jewelry from a woman’s house.

Police prosecutor Krishna Bedassie claimed a laptop, phone and some of the jewelry were recovered from the defendants.

But defence attorney Petronilla Basdeo disputed the claim, saying other people were arrested along with her clients and the items were handed over by those men who were released without being charged.

Bedassie objected to bail, as he said Joshua and Nicholas allegedly committed these offences while on bail for other matters.

Basdeo stated Joshua had pending matters before the San Fernando and Princes Town courts, while Nicholas had a matter in the Princes Town court.

However, she said the men were still entitled to bail and a magistrate had the discretion to grant bail. 

Quintyne said the men’s pending matters were from several years ago, and she granted each $80,000 bail. The men will return to court on March 12.

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