Union Island man accused of theft from mini-mart pleads not guilty
A MAN FROM Union Island will stand trial on charges of stealing a cordless security camera, alcohol and cigarettes from a minimart on that Grenadine island.
Cardel Jacobs of Clifton, Union Island, was taken to the Serious Offences Court(SOC) yesterday, July 19, where he pleaded ‘not guilty’ on two separate charges.
It was put to him that he, on March 13, at Ashton, Union Island, entered the S and D minimart as a trespasser and stole 20 cartons of Pall Mall cigarettes; two cases of 750ml Sunset rum; six bottles of Stone wine; one case of one litre Mount Gay; five bottles of of 700ml Mount Gay; three bottles of Pure Heaven; four tins of Robert Salami; five mustards; ten pans of Pringles; five packs of Dixie biscuits; and five packs of hemp; the property of Daviel Isaacs of Ashton, Union Island. The items have a cash value of EC$4,147.50. The defendant also is accused that three days later, on March 16, he entered the same minimart as a trespasser and stole one black cordless security camera, and one case of Campari, together valued at EC$700, also the property of Daviel Isaacs of Union Island. The prosecution entered no objection to Jacobs receiving bail, and asked that the matter be adjourned and transferred to the Union Island Magistrate’s Court.
Composite bail in the sum of $5000 with one surety was allowed by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne. Jacobs also is required to report to the police station in his district once every week.
The matter was adjourned to September 14, and transferred to the Union Island Magistrate’s Court.