Bail granted in theft case


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN who denied breaking into a woman’s car to steal over $1,000 worth of appliances was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

His co-accused, who was charged with two similar offences, had his matter adjourned to Wednesday for a bail hearing.

Tavares Clarke, 35, and Frederick Taylor, 46, were arrested after they were accused of smashing the left passenger window of a woman’s BMW Mini Cooper to steal her Macbook, Samsung cellphone, Apple watch, and debit card on January 24.

Both men denied the allegations when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle Davis.

Yesterday, Taylor was also accused of breaking the panel glass of another woman’s car to steal $1,385 worth of her personal belongings, including a black handbag with her passport and debit cards and $1,100 cash on February 27, 2020.

The prosecution alleged the accused also stole a Nintendo Switch, a Lenovo laptop, a pair of headphones, prescription glasses and a terabyte hard drive, which were all valued at $1,967, from a man sometime in January last year.

Taylor also pleaded not guilty to those charges and his case was adjourned to February 3 for a bail hearing.

Clarke, who had only been charged with the first two offences, was granted $5,000 until their trial.

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