Exuma man accused of $3,000 shopbreaking spree remanded until trial


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was denied bail after being implicated in a shop-breaking spree in Exuma where he allegedly stole more than $3,000 worth of goods.

Shawn Cartwright, 36, stood before Magistrate Kendra Kelly. He was charged with five counts of shop-breaking, five counts of stealing and two counts of receiving.

From 7.30pm to 6.30am between April 17 and 18, Cartwright allegedly broke into Thompson’s Car Rentals in Moss Town, Exuma, and stole $993 worth of car and office keys. He also stole a black and grey safe.

From 4.20pm to 5.57am between May 12 and 13, Cartwright allegedly broke into Kermit’s Restaurant in Moss Town and stole $360 in cash and an assortment of chocolate bars.

Between May 20 and 22, Cartwright broke into Sun Oil Limited’s office in George Town and stole $200 in cash and a $140 Bluetooth speaker.

During the night between May 25 and 26, Cartwright allegedly broke into the Island Luck office in Exuma and stole $200 cash and an alarm keypad.

Between May 29 and 30, he allegedly broke into Thompson’s Car Rentals, stealing $2,000 worth of auto equipment and assorted tools.

After pleading not guilty, the defendant was denied bail after prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Pyfrom pointed out that he was already released for pending charges.

Cartwright will remain in remand until his trial begins on August 18 in Exuma.

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