Seven in court over $14k theft


Tribune Staff Reporter


SEVEN men were each granted $5,000 bail yesterday after they were accused of stealing $14,000 worth of electronics from a store during a break-in last month.

Magistrate Shaka Serville charged Raheem Johnson, 26, Jason Johnson, 19, Robert Johnson, 27, Daryo Fox, 25, Schenider Doreleus, 18, Markentosh Saintil, 18, and Kinie Simeon, 18, with shop-breaking, stealing and receiving.

Alex Morley represented the three Johnson brothers.

The defendants are accused of breaking into K-Tech Store on Robinson Road between 1am and 9am on November 2. They reportedly stole $14,000 worth of electronics from the store, including smartphones, watches, tablets, video game consoles and speakers.

The defendants were arrested on December 4 at 37 Florida Court after they were allegedly found with two Nintendo Switch consoles, two Samsung A30 cellphones and a gold Invicta watch believed to have been stolen.

All seven pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mr Morley, in his bail application, indicated that his clients, Robert and Raheem, were both employed and that none of the three brothers posed a flight risk due to their ties to the country. He said all three were fit candidates for bail, adding that Raheem was the provider for a young child.

The prosecution had no objection to the accused having bail, but asked that conditions be attached.

Six of the seven accused are expected to sign in at the Grove Police Station on either every second and last Wednesday or Thursday of the month by 7pm. Raheem Johnson is the only defendant expected to sign in every Monday, Thursday and Saturday by 7pm. This is because he is the only defendant not expected to wear a monitoring device as a term of his bail, as he expressed concerns it would disrupt his work.

The teenage defendants must also obey a 9pm to 6am daily curfew at their residences.

Their trial begins on February 27, 2024.

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