Nurse remanded for allegedly breaking into home of ex-lover, stealing gold & other valuables


A 24-year-old nurse was on Friday remanded to prison for allegedly breaking into the house of her ex-lover and stealing $1 million in items, including raw gold.

Janila Simona McCammon of Public Road McDoom, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on December 14, 2021, at Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown, she broke into the dwelling house of Joseph Mitchell and stole a cellphone valued at $35,000; a quantity of clothing valued at $40,000; a $5,000 cologne; a scale valued at $2,500 along with three ounces of raw gold valued at $920,000.

McCammon was remanded to prison until December 22, 2021. The court heard that on December 14, Mitchell returned home to discover that the door to his apartment was broken and his bedroom was ransacked.

His neighbour reportedly informed him that McCammon was at the house prior to his arrival. He reported the matter to the police and the woman was later arrested.

The court heard that ranks conducted a search at her house and recovered most of the items except the raw gold; however, the bottle in which the gold was in, was found on top of her refrigerator.

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