Alleged thieves released on bail


Two known characters to the Police, who were nabbed during an attempt to break into a business place on Regent Street, Boruda, were on Friday arraigned before City Magistrate Leron Daly.

Marvin Blackman, 27 of Daisy Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown and Steve Singh, 26, of Riverview, Ruimveldt both pleaded not guilty to the joint charge of attempt to commit a felony.

Blackman had to be assisted in court by two Police Officers since his feet are broken.

It is alleged that the duo on July 30, 2019, at Regent Street, Bourda, attempted to commit a felony, that is to say, break and enter the business place of Herrilall Narine with the intent to steal; they pleaded not guilty.

Blackman’s attorney, George Thomas made an application for bail on the grounds that his client is a taxi driver and is the sole breadwinner for his newborn child.

According to the lawyer, he was advised by his client that he was involved in a hit and run accident and ended up in Narine’s yard; both of his legs were broken and he was unable to move.

Singh, on the other hand, is a fisherman and father of two; he was unrepresented and pleaded with the Magistrate for bail.

The Magistrate released the duo on $100,000 bail each and adjourned the matter to August 16, 2019.

According to reports, on the day in question, Narine went to his business place and found Blackman in the yard with both of his leg broken after he jumped from the rooftop.

Narine then found Singh hiding inside the business place.

Blackman, who is no stranger to the court, is currently before the Providence Magistrate’s Court charged jointly with four other men with several counts of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and fabricating a vehicle license plate.

Singh is also before the Providence Magistrate’s Court for allegedly burglarising two prominent business entities located at Eccles, East Bank Demerara and carting away over $20.5M

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