A St Michael man, charged with a string of offences involving the theft of bangles valued at over $17, 000, was remanded to HMP Dodds today after appearing in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.
Shamar Renaldo Welch, of Rockhampton Road, Grazettes, St Michael, is facing a total of 11 counts of theft, across three parishes – Christ Church, St Michael and St Peter.
Welch, 27, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No.2 Court.
The charges are: stealing one bangle belonging to Monica Scantlebury worth $1, 000 on June 2, 2016; one bangle belonging to Monica Barrow on March 14, 2016; two bangles belonging to Margst Odwin worth $2, 000 and a bracelet worth $300 on April 13, 2016; a $400 bangle belonging to Eudene Brathwaite on April 16, 2016; two bangles belonging to Cheryl Agard worth $2, 000 on April 15, 2016; four bangles belonging to Daphne Hamblin valued at $4, 000 on April 29, 2016; two bangles belonging Glendora Kirton worth $2,000 on April 29, 2016; one $150 bangle belonging to Marlene Sealy on May 23, 2016; a pair of bangles belonging to Genevese Corbin worth $1, 400 on June 7, 2016; two bangles belonging to Glendine Browne worth $3, 000 on April 1, 2016 and two bangles belonging to Francia Husbands worth $1, 200 on May 3, 2016.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant Janice Ifill objected to bail, citing the serious nature of the matter. She argued that if granted bail, the accused “will reoffend”.
Applying for bail, the unemployed man said: “I believe everybody deserves a second chance at life, mam. I believe it’s a bailable offence.”
Welch was remanded until July 14, 2016.