Three charged with theft of $5.4 million in braids and weaves


Three persons were Monday charged with break and enter and larceny in relation to the theft of $5.4 million in braids and weaves when they appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.

They were identified as Marlon Campbell, a 29-year-old Seaman; Keron Williams, a 26-year-old Seaman and Trevon Williams, a 29-year-old Security Officer.

The three accused are all from Annandale South, East Coast Demerara and were arrested last Monday (June 06).

They were all remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned to June 26, 2022.

Police had arrested the three persons in connection with the theft of $5.4 million in braids and weaves which were stolen from the bond of businessman, 38-year-old Junior Hope of Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara.

The recovered stolen items (Photo: Guyana Police Force/June 04, 2022)

Police Headquarters reported that the break and enter occurred between June 3 and 4. The businessman told the cops the bond was secured on Friday evening at around 17:30hrs, however, at around 11:00hrs Saturday, he discovered the front door open, the bond ransacked and the items missing.

Acting on information received, police, with the use of a search warrant, conducted a search at Fourth Street, Annandale, where a quantity of the suspected stolen items were recovered.

Another search was then conducted at Strathspey Squatting Area at the home of a businesswoman where a quantity of the said items were recovered in a building at the back of her yard.

The police raid was conducted between 13:50 hrs to 16: 30hrs today. A total $4,840,000 worth of items were recovered.

Two persons were arrested and are presently in custody – one for break and enter and larceny, and the other one for receiving stolen articles.

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