Police have made a major breakthrough in a series of house breaking and stealing incidents that have been taking place in the south of the island, and at St. Paul’s St. George’s.
They have arrested and charged Jason Daniel and Gerald Anthony Pierre of Belmont, St. George’s, and Andre Murray of La Mode, St. Patrick’s with housebreaking and stealing.
THE NEW TODAY Newspaper was reliably informed that during their onslaught, the group of men created havoc on the lives of several members of the affected households.
In the course of their investigation, the lawmen were able to confiscate a flare gun along with one 12-gauge cartridge from Daniel, a 22-year old farmer.
Three additional charges have been laid on Daniel and the 20-year old Pierre who is unemployed.
They are accused of unlawfully breaking and entering the apartment of a Trinidadian National who resides at Grand Anse, St. George’s.
Both men allegedly took away Laptop computer, Nintendo games, Blackberry cellular phones, I-pod, jewelry, shoe, and a bag containing money.
A reliable source told this newspaper, it is estimated that the value of the items amounts to $7,990.00.
Daniel and Pierre are also accused of stealing articles belonging to an Administrative Assistance from Confer, St. George’s valued at $1,654.00.
Pierre is also jointly charged along with Murray, a 26-year old fisherman, with the offense of housebreaking and stealing, and housebreaking and unlawfully breaking and entering.
On the charge of housebreaking and stealing they are accused of taking away articles valued at $6,200.00 that belong to a resident of St. Paul’s, St. George’s last week Wednesday.
THE NEW TODAY Newspaper learnt that the men ransacked the house in their quest to obtain the valuables.
They also made off with meat that was stored in the householder’s refrigerator, which they later cooked at Belmont. All three men are now on remand at the Richmond Hill Prisons.
Daniel first appeared in court last week before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill who remanded him to prisons until October 29.
Pierre and Murray appeared before Magistrate Karen Noel on Monday and were also denied bail.
The Police Prosecution Department objected to bail on the ground that if the men were released, there is every likelihood that they may commit additional offenses.
The Prosecutor handling the matter informed the court that Pierre is facing eight other charges of housebreaking and stealing, and stealing.