Larceny defendant with other charges pending refused bail


ALBERT DeFreitas, of Lot 100 Leopold Street, has been charged with simple larceny.

On his appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, yesterday, he pleaded not guilty to the offence, particulars of which alleged that, on Sunday, May 23, in Vlissengen Road, another street of Georgetown, he stole one shoulder bag containing $150,000, two Money Master and two Visa ATM cards from Saya Rashid Caesar.
Police Sergeant Vernetta Pindar, prosecuting, told the court that, around 12:00 hrs that day, the virtual complainant and her husband disembarked their motor car, PPP 9669, on Forshaw Street, in the city, too, leaving her property in it and headed to Popeye’s Restaurant.
But, on leaving the restaurant, the woman noticed the defendant moving away from their vehicle and driving off in PNN 8658, driven by another man.
Police acted on information received and arrested De Freitas, who was refused bail after the magistrate upheld an objection to the grant, by the prosecutor, who said the defendant is to face other related charges and has more pending, including one for attempted murder in another Court.
De Freitas is to be back in front of the Chief Magistrate on July 2.