Teen granted $5,000 bail after stealing from school


Tribune Staff Reporter


A 16-year-old boy was granted $5,000 bail after he was accused of breaking into a primary school over the Christmas break and stealing $800 in school property.

The teenager, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was charged before Magistrate Algernon Allen Jr. with shopbreaking, stealing, receiving and causing harm.

The juvenile was arraigned in the presence of his guardians.

The juvenile is alleged to have injured a fellow RM Bailey High School student during a fight on June 14, 2023.

The accused is also alleged to have broken into Sadie Curtis Primary School on Charles Saunders Highway between December 20 and 21, 2023, stealing $827 worth of government property.

Following the defendant’s not-guilty plea to the charges, he was informed that he must obey a 4pm to 7am daily residential curfew as part of his bail conditions. He was warned that breaching these conditions would result in him being sent to the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys.

The accused must return to court on March 27.

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