Two men who were remanded after being charged with a recent burglary at the First St. Vincent Bank, have been granted bail.
Soloman Laborde and Jason Williams, both of Long Wall, were each granted $25,000 bail with one surety when they returned to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Friday, November 27.
The two are jointly charged with entering the First St. Vincent Bank between November 14 and 15, 2020 and stealing $37,000 in cash. They are also jointly charged with damaging a window pane of the Bank, valued $900.
When the men initially appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on November 20, Prosecutor Renrick Cato objected to bail on the grounds that only $8,000 of the stolen cash were recovered, and if the men were granted bail, they may impede the investigations.
As a result, Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett denied bail at that stage, and the men were remanded for one week pending bail review.
However, on their return to Court on November 27, Prosecutor Cato waivered his objections, and the Court granted bail with reporting conditions.
They were also ordered to surrender their travel documents, and stop notices will be placed at all ports of exit and entry.
To leave the state, they will have to seek the Court’s permission.
The matter has been adjourned to February 24 for trial.
They have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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