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Electrician Accused Of Part In Btc Break-In

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

AN electrician denied having any involvement in the recent break-in and robbery at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s JFK location.

Kevin Morris Sands, 25, of New Hope Drive appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes to face charges of shop breaking and stealing from a shop concerning the controversial robbery of the RND Plaza store.

It is alleged that Sands, sometime between April 28 and 29, broke into BTC with the intent to steal.

It is then alleged that he being concerned with others, stole $10,023.44 in cash, $9,098.76 in cheques, 50 mobile phones and devices valued at $1,580.50 and a steel safe valued at $2,000, all property of BTC.

The same allegations were brought against Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer Darien Miller, 32, and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Stephenique Jones a week ago in Magistrate’s Court. They both pleaded not guilty to those charges.

At his arraignment yesterday, Sands also pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded to prison until July 4 when he stands trial.

Two former police officers, constables Ricardo Henry Bain and Herman Lawrence Pinder, were dispatched to investigate the break-in, but instead helped themselves to the three phones which they stuffed in their chest area. The alleged theft was captured on the store’s hidden camera.

Both former constables, who pleaded guilty at an earlier arraignment, have been ordered to pay a fine of $3,000 or spend 18 months at the Department of Correctional Services.

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