Shoplifter fined $25,000 for stealing liquor

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SAFRAZ Haniff (no address given) was on Wednesday fined $25,000 by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for stealing liquor from Bounty Supermarket.

The convict pleaded not guilty to the charge that said on October 21 at Bounty Supermarket, Water Street, Georgetown, he stole two bottles of Magnum Tonic Wine and three bottles of Degards wine valued at $3,010.
Haniff explained to the court that he was shopping with someone who was purchasing the items. When he was finished he could not locate the person so he stepped just beyond the door, when the security guards held him.
The prosecution stated that the security guard saw the defendant take the articles, hide them under his shirt and make his way out.
Based on his explanation, he was convicted for the offence and a failure to pay the fine will result in two weeks imprisonment.