Fishermen on bail following failed burglary attempt
Two fishermen were Wednesday released on $50,000 bail each for allegedly attempting to break into a real estate company- Century 21 – on Lamaha Street, Alberttown, Georgetown.
Renard Khan, 36, of Albouystown, and Akeem Nagamootoo, 18, of Riverview Ruimveldt appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court
The duo denied that on August 05, they were found with equipment for housebreaking including a crowbar, drill, and screwdriver and had intended to break and enter the Century 21 building.
The men pleaded not guilty to the charge and were released on $50,000 bail each.
The matter was adjourned until August 17, 2022.
According to reports on the night in question, Khan and Nagamootoo were allegedly caught red-handed while attempting to break into the business premises.
Police Headquarters had reported that a 39-year-old resident of Lamaha Street was awakened by dogs barking.
Upon checking, he saw the two males walking in the yard of a real estate company. He then raised an alarm, and the suspects began to run.
Police said the resident gave chase behind the duo and managed to apprehend one of them between Light and Cummings Streets.
A party of police arrived at the scene, a search was conducted, and the other suspect was apprehended in a yard.
A search was subsequently carried out in the yard of Century 21 and one claw bar, a drill, and other items were discovered in a bag in the yard.
In 2018, Khan along with five others was slapped with multiple criminal charges after they were caught in a stolen car during a roadblock at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) moments after they attempted to rob a poultry farmer.
The News Room had reported that the men were intercepted in motor-car HC 4543, in which police found a sledgehammer, two pairs of unused latex gloves, $1,420 in cash, trade plates marked ‘Akbar 2’, a red haversack with the guns and ammunition inside.