Two accused of stealing US embassy equipment

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia

One of two men was jailed for stealing a quantity of equipment belonging to the United States from a cargo airline’s bond at Timehri, East Bank Demerara.

The other man was refused bail and remanded to prison until November 29.

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry sentenced 34-year old Albert Rajaram to three years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to break and enter and larceny committed between November 19 and 20.

Police said he and 22-year old Ryan Waddel broke and entered AmeriJet’s bon and stole a quantity of office equipment valued GUY$813,400 dollars which was the property of the American embassy.

After the court was told that Rajaram cooperated with the police and did not waste the court’s time, she sentenced him to three years imprisonment.

Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru objected to bail for Waddel, saying that the offence was serious and prevalent and the accused might flee the jurisdiction if granted pre-trial liberty.