A St Michael man who has been on remand for the past five months charged with a string of thefts, was today granted bail.
Shamar Renaldo Welch, of Rockhampton Road, Grazettes, St Michael, is facing a total of 11 counts of theft of bangles and other jewellery worth over $17,000 across three parishes – Christ Church, St Michael and St Peter.
However, Welch, 27, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he made his first appearance before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No.2 Court back in June.
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 to 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.
When he appeared before Cuffy-Sargent today, he was offered $22,000 bail with one surety. However, his release came with some restrictions.
Welch must report to the District “A” Police Station every Wednesday, before noon, with valid identification.
He was also placed on a daily curfew of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and is scheduled to reappear in court on March 14, 2017.