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Canecutter on bail for stealing boat engine

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By Royan Abrams

A father of three was placed on $100,000 bail when he appeared in the Springlands Magistrates Court to answer a charge of simple larceny on Monday, January 09, 2017.

37-year-old cane cutter Troy Ramdeen of Crabwood Creek pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by magistrate Rabindranauth Singh.

It is alleged that on January 05, 2016 at Crabwood Creek Corentyne, he stole on Yamaha outboard engine valued $300,000 property of Rupesh Chunilall.

According to information received from the police, is that the accused is known to the victim as they reside in the same community.

However, on the day in question at about 20:30 hours the victim secured his premises and retired to bed. Moments later, the victim was awoken by a noise under his house and as he went to make checks observed the suspect in the process of hoisting his generator out of the yard. Chunilall pushed the accused and in return received a cuff to his face after which the suspect ran away.

This news entity was told that further checks revealed that the suspect had already removed a Yamaha outboard engine from beneath the victim’s home. The matter was then reported to the police and following investigations, the suspect was arrested and told of the allegations, cautioned and he denied.

However, the engine was recovered in a clump of bushes next door to the suspect’s yard.

Ramdeen will make another court appearance on January 23, 2017.

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