Police Constable charged with stealing colleague’s cell phone

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Ernesto Thomas, a 22-year-old Guyana Police Force Constable attached to the Tactical Service Unit (TSU), was on Wednesday charged with stealing a fellow officer’s phone.

Thomas of Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

It is alleged on March 5, 2019, at the Police Sports Ground, Kingston, Thomas stole a Samsung S5 cell phone valued $60,000 along with a SIM card worth $2,000 property of Carl Saul.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield made no objection to bail.

The Chief Magistrate released Thomas on self-bail and adjourned the matter to May 14, 2019.

According to reports, at the time of the incident, Thomas was attached to the Sports Secretariat of the Police Force as an athlete.

On the day in question, Saul, who is also a member of the Police Force, was at the police ground coaching a football match when he lost his cell phone.

An investigation was launched and Thomas was arrested.

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