Thursday 24 September, 2020

$4,000 fine for $37,000 robbery

A 22-year-old man has plead guilty to allegations of stealing $36,740 worth of perfume from a business at Gulf City Mall, La Romaine. 

Adrian Ramlochan, 22, of Pleasantville was fined $4,000 for the offence, and ordered to pay $16,740 in compensation to C-Change Traders – the store from which the items were stolen. 

Failure to pay the fine would see the 22-year-old face a default of four months imprisonment. 

Similarly, failure to pay the compensation could see the young man face six weeks of hard labour 

The $16,740 represents the items which had not been recovered following Ramlochan’s arrest. 

The incident allegedly took place in October 2019. 

The store owner opened her business only to discover that several items were missing. Police were immediately notified and an investigation was launched which led to Ramlochan’s arrest. 

Twenty of the stolen bottles were recovered, police said. 

Ramlochan appeared before senior magistrate Jo-Anne Connor. The State was represented by police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan. Attorney Sharmela Rampaul represented the interests of the accused. 

After submissions to the court the matter was dealt with yesterday and Ramlochan was fined. 

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