Twenty-six-year-old Sjada Daniel was denied bail on a burglary charge, reportedly stemming from the deprivation of thousands of dollars in cash and items from an elderly woman of the United States.
Daniel, a labourer Prospect, has been charged with entering the Buttercup Cottage Apartment at Arnos Vale, room 5, as a trespasser, and stealing US$2,740, and EC$500 in cash, along with several items, including two cellular phones, a quantity of jewelry, and United States and St. Vincent and the Grenadines passports.
The cash and items combined amounted to value of US$5,280, and EC$1,090, the property of Gurlyn Williams, 62-year-old Nursing Aid of the United States.
The offence reportedly occurred between 3am and 4am on September 27.
Daniel, who was unrepresented, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court on Monday.
In objecting to bail, Prosecutor Renrick Cato told the Court that the police had not recovered any of the items, and were seeking to at least recover some of them.
But the Chief Magistrate told the Prosecutor that it was already her intention to deny bail at this junction.
Browne said that while the defendant was presumed innocent until proven guilty, she was concerned about the recent spate of burglaries in this country.
She remanded Daniel until October 26 when the issue of bail will be reviewed.