Theft accused denied bail

Three theft cases will continue against a 51-year-old St Michael man when he returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court next month.

In the meantime, Earl Randolph Gittens of 1st Avenue, Weekes Land, Goodland, St Michael will remain at HMP Dodds.

The decision to remand him until September 22 was taken by Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins after the prosecutor made a successful application that bail should not be granted to Gittens, who allegedly stole two gallons of liquid soap worth $13.10 and two gallons of bleach worth $17.80, belonging to Corbin’s Catering Services Limited, on August 3.

He is also accused of stealing a can of over glaze worth $36.10, one bottle of hand soap worth $5 and a can of polish worth $9.98, property of the same company, on August 21; as well as damaging a window belonging to Ryan Corbin on the same date.

The unemployed man denied all the charges when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this morning.

However, Sergeant Vernon Waithe told the magistrate that he was not a good candidate for bail, given his antecedents – the majority of which fell under the Theft Act. He also said the Crown feared that if released, Gittens would reoffend, given his history.

Acting Magistrate Rawlins ruled in favour of the prosecution.

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