Bus driver among two remanded for stealing firearm

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Two men were on Friday remanded to prison by City Magistrate Leron Daly for allegedly stealing a firearm from a parked vehicle on March 24, 2019.

At the time of the incident, the owner of the vehicle was attending Sunday Mass at the Brickdam Cathedral.

Quacy Sealey, also known as “Cayenne” and Brenton Charles called ‘Banko’ appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the joint charge.

The court heard that on March 24, 2019, at Brickdam, the duo stole one .32 pistol along with 14 matching round –total value $270,280 property of Michael Jardine.

Sealey, a 32-year-old route 40 minibus driver was unrepresented while Charles, a 31-year-old businessman was represented by attorney-at-law Mark Conway.

Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris opposed to the duo being released on bail since they have pending matters before the court.

According to reports on the day in question, Jardine left his firearm in a handbag inside of his vehicle which was parked outside of the Brickdam Cathedral while attending Sunday Mass. However, when Jardine returned, he discovered that his vehicle was broken into and the items mentioned were missing.

The matter was reported to the police and footage from closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera nearby was reviewed.  The footage allegedly showed Sealey and Charles entering the motor car and removing the firearm from the handbag.

The duo was remanded to prison until April 12, 2019.

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