Monday 28 September, 2020

Two in court for larceny

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Two men who allegedly followed their victims after they made bank transactions, have appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate on allegations of larceny. 

The accused are Christopher Hoyte, of Fyzabad, and Sherwin Alexander of Sea Lots. 

They both appeared before San Fernando Magistrate Kerri-Anne Byer, where the charges were laid against them. In one charge, the two are accused of robbing a man of $40,000 which he had left in his car. 

The victim told police that on February 5, he had left a bank, and parked his Nissan Teanna at San City Drive in La Romaine, and went away. He left an envelope which contained the cash in the car. When he returned, he observed the front windows of his vehicle had been broken into, and the envelope was missing. A report was made to the police and an investigation was launched.  

The two have also been tied to charges which took place on July 9, where a man left his Hyundai Tucson parked on the compound of Soongs Great Wall in San Fernando. Upon returning to his car, he too found the front window smashed and a quantity of cash, estimated to be $15,000, was missing.  

When the matter was called, and the charges were read, Hoyte was denied bail due to a pending matter of a similar nature in 2019. 

Alexander was granted bail at $180,000 with a surety, on the condition that he report once a week to the Besson Street police station. The matter was adjourned to August 21. 

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