‘Known character’ found with improvised Allion key after caught breaking into car


A 40-year-old man was on Wednesday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, for allegedly breaking into a motor car, which was park outside of the Track Restaurant & Bar on Thomas Lands, Georgetown and stealing $75,000 in cash.

Seon Douglas called “Uncle” of Palm Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied that on May 27, 2021, at Thomas Lands, he stole $75,000 from the parked car belonging to Lauren Dundas.

The Police Prosecutor objected to Douglas being granted bail based on the seriousness of the offence and the fact that the defendant was caught on camera committing the crime.

The prosecutor told the court that ranks of the Intelligent Surveillance System command centre reported to the Brickdam Police Station that Douglas was seen on camera breaking into the car.

A police patrol was sent to the location and Douglas was caught red-handed inside the car. He was searched, and an improvised Toyota Allion key was found in his possession.

The owner of the car was contacted, and upon further inspection, he discovered that the money mentioned in the charge was missing from his vehicle. Douglas was remanded to prison until June 23, 2021.

Douglas is a known character to the police and was charged with a similar offence. He made his first court appearance in 2016 for robberies targeting businessmen after they had visited commercial banks.

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