Trio remanded over firearms stolen from security company

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Three men were on Tuesday remanded to prison over the theft of several firearms stolen during the Christmas holidays from Radar Security and Supplies Company.

The men are: Carlton Dameon Singh called “Fat Boy”, a 34-year-old taxi driver of lot Independence Boulevard, Albouystown; Sheldon King called ‘Noel’ a 47- year-old driver/security of Cooper Street, Albouystown; and Linton Trotman called “Dundie”, a 29-year-old unemployed man of North East La Penitence, Georgetown. They appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The men pleaded not guilty to a simple larceny charge which alleged that between December 24-26 at Carmichael Street, Georgetown, they stole a quantity of firearms and ammunition, valued at $3.7 million, property of Adepemo Peters.

The Chief Magistrate remanded the trio to prison until January 25, for reports.

Police Headquarters had reported that two single-barrel shotguns valued at $950,000, four 9mm Taurus pistols valued at $1.4 million and five Taurus .32 pistols valued at $1,425,000 were stolen.

Additionally, 25 12-gauge cartridges, 538 .32 rounds of ammunition, and 18 9mm rounds of ammunition were also stolen sometime between 10:00hrs on Christmas Day and 18:30 hrs on Boxing Day from the security company’s office at Lot 79 Carmichael Street, Georgetown.

After the firearms and ammunition were stolen from the security company, two employees – a security guard and a training officer -were initially arrested.

The firearms were kept in the company’s “strongbox” secured with two padlocks on the outside. Inside the box, the firearms are chained and padlocked with three padlocks.

The weapons were left secured on Christmas Day but when a 65-year-old weapons training officer visited the location the next day, he met a 57-year-old Security Guard on duty.

The training officer observed that the door to the office was left ajar and discovered that the padlocks on the strongbox were cut off; the chain that secured the firearms was also cut, and the firearms were missing.

He then informed the owner of the company. At the scene, detectives observed there were no signs of the firearms.

An investigation was launched and over the past two weeks, several persons were arrested- including the trio- and some of the firearms and ammunition were recovered.

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