Chef held for robbery at Soong’s Great Wall
A 22-year-old chef is scheduled to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate on Thursday on charges that he allegedly stole from the restaurant where he was employed.
The matter was originally called Tuesday morning before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor, however, it was adjourned to give the State the opportunity to secure a background tracing for the accused, so that the court could properly consider a bail application.
The accused, Jamal Sergeant, of Moody Stewart Street, San Fernando, appeared on allegations that he broke into the office of Soong’s Great Wall along Circular Road, San Fernando, last month and stole a $25,000 safe which contained $150,000 in cash.
He was also accused of stealing 40 blank cheque books, a laptop, a bank card, and other items of value.
Because he was charged with an indictable offence, Sergeant was not called upon to enter a plea.
The father of one was represented by attorney Charlene Kalloo. The State was represented by police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan.
Charges were laid as a result of joint investigations by a team of officers from the Mon Repos CID, including Cpl Nanan, PC Ramdass, and PC Ali.