Man accused of jewellery heist remanded

A St James man, accused of stealing a large quantity of jewellery valued at more than $207 000, was remanded to HMP Dodds today after appearing in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

David Anderson McDonald Reeves of 25A, Haynesville is charged with 16 theft offences, which allegedly occurred sometime between September 10 and 12 this year when he allegedly entered La Romana Jewels as a trespasser.

Reeves, 42, was not required to plead when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the No.1 Criminal Court this afternoon.

He is charged with the theft of: 31 gold and diamond rings worth $50 153; 105 gold chains worth $29 191.40; 14 gold chains with pendants worth $1 512; 24 pairs of gold bangles worth $26 152; 20 gold bracelets worth $12 152; 228 pairs of gold earrings worth $28 035; 19 gold anklets worth $3 357; 40 gold pendants worth $5 070; 82 pairs of silver bangles worth $10 916; 28 pairs of silver earrings worth $446; 13 silver chains worth $336; six silver bracelets worth $1 426; two silver pendants worth $76; eight pearl sets worth $160; 152 watches worth $37 190; and $400 in cash.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson objected to bail on several grounds. He cited the nature and seriousness of the offence and the fact that police were searching for other persons in relation to the investigations, saying that if the accused was granted bail he might frustrate the process.

“$20 000 in property has already been recovered, Sir [and] we need to get the rest,” Watson said.

In his application for bail, the unemployed man said: “I feel I should get bail to find out what going on.”

Reeves was remanded until November 21.

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