Thursday 23 January, 2020

Tobago man in court for stealing scrap iron, old batteries

A Calder Hall man has been granted bail $10,000 after appearing before a Scarborough Magistrate, charged with stealing aluminium, copper and car batteries.

Ian Rampersad, a 32-year-old labourer from Calder Hall Main Road, Calder Hall, plead not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Brian Debideen in the Scarborough 1st Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

The matter has been postponed to September 6, 2018.

The victim, a 36 year old man from Mt. St. George, who owns a parcel of land at Studley Park, reportedly observed a man known to him, removing a quantity of items from his property and loading them into a Mazda 323 two Saturdays ago.

After making checks, the victim found that 2000 pounds of aluminium, 200 pounds of copper and 20 car batteries were missing.

The stolen items have an estimated value of $11,600.

Rampersad was eventually arrested by officers of the Scarborough Criminal Investigations Department (CID) last Wednesday.

PC Josiah James, also of Scarborough CID, laid the charge the following day. 

 

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