ON Friday, March 20, 2020, Ceon Singh, a 23-year-old of North East La Penitence, Osmond Wayne, a 36-year-old vendor of Tucville, and James Rodney, a 45-year-old of Sophia, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, having been slapped with several charges.
The first charge alleged that, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at North East, La Penitence, Georgetown, Singh broke and entered the home of Tinesha Edwards and stole one Iphone 7 valued at $70,000, one LG cellular phone valued at $40,000, one amazon tablet valued at $15,000, one handbag valued at $5,000 and $40,000 cash.
The second charge alleged that, between Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Stabroek Georgetown, Wayne received an amazon tablet valued at $15,000 knowing that the item had been stolen or unlawfully obtained. The item being the property of Tinesha Edwards.
The third charge alleged that, between Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Stabroek Georgetown, Rodney received one LG cellular phone valued at $40,000 knowing that the item had been stolen or unlawfully obtained. The item being the property of Tinesha Edwards.
When the charges were read to them, Rodney and Wayne pleaded not guilty to the charges whilst Singh pleaded guilty.
According to the report, on the day in question, Tuesday, March 10, at about 01:15 hours, Edwards secured her home and retired to bed. At about 05:45 hours on the said day, Edwards woke and discovered that her home was broken into and the items mentioned in the charge were missing. She reported the matter and an investigation was launched. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at about 20:00 hours, Ceon Singh was arrested. While he was being interviewed, he disclosed his involvement in the alleged crime as well as, the involvement of Wayne and Rodney. The information provided, led to Wayne being contacted on Wednesday, March 18, and the stolen tablet was found in his possession.
Consequentially, he was arrested. Singh disclosed further information in regards to finding one of the phones which he had stolen, which led the police to another suspect, Rodney. Rodney was contacted and one of the stolen cellular phones was found in his possession. As a result, he was arrested and subsequently placed into custody. All three individuals were then charged for the offences committed.
Magistrate Daly proceeded to grant Wayne and Rodney $35,000 bail and $25,000 bail respectively. They both were ordered to report to the Brickdam Police Station at the Criminal Investigation Department on Mondays at 09:00 hours. However, Singh was sentenced to 9 months in prison.
The matter was adjourned until Friday, May 15, 2020.