Serial thief back in court again
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A 26-year-old minibus conductor was remanded to prison on Wednesday by Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for the offense of attempted break and enter.

Rico Persaud of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown who is no stranger to the court, pleaded not guilty to the charge. He appeared before Magistrate McGusty recently on a charge of a similar nature. The court heard that on December 3 at Parade Street, Kingston, Persaud attempted to commit a felony, that is to say, he attempted to break into the office of Merisha Coswick.

According to Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman, the accused was positivity identified by Coswick as the person who tried to break into her office.  Blackman objected to bail based on the seriousness, prevalence and nature of the charge.

He also pointed out that the accused was previously charged before the said court for a similar offence. A beaming Persaud turned to the Magistrate and said “your worship this is the second time I come before you…. This isn’t nothing like the last time.”

Magistrate McGusty in response told the accused “the last time you also said the same thing that it was your second time….and I’m going with the same thing.” He was remanded to prison December 21, 2016 when he will appear before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

In May, Persaud was sentenced to nine months imprisonment by Magistrate McGusty after he pleaded guilty to the theft of a $100,000 cellphone.

“Your Worship I see the phone, I pick it up and tek it,” Persaud had told the Magistrate when she asked him why he stole the phone.

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