Mason, 19, remanded for breaking into Laing Avenue house


A 19-year-old mason was on Friday remanded to prison for breaking into a man’s Laing Avenue, Georgetown home and carting away over $400,000 worth of items.

Dequan Parris of Middle Road, La Penitence appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly weeks after he was released from prison after serving a one-year sentence for a similar crime.

It is alleged that Parris on July 19, while being in the company of others, broke into the dwelling house of Adrian Walker and stole a laptop, PlayStation, two cellphones and other items amounting to $440,000.

The unrepresented man was not required to enter a plea to the charge.

Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris told the court that on the day in question thieves broke into Walker’s home and stole the aforementioned articles while he was away at work.

After returning home and finding his home ransacked, Walker reported the matter to the Ruimveldt Police Station.

Morris said that during the police investigation, Parris’ uncle was arrested with one of the victim’s stolen cellphones.

The man told police that he purchased the cellphone from his nephew and did not know that it was stolen.

Parris was later arrested and under caution, he reportedly admitted to the crime and also named his accomplices.

The prosecutor objected on the grounds that Parris was previously convicted for a similar offence.

The Magistrate remanded Parris to prison until September 01, 2022.

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