Eighteen-year-old Fiaze Mohammed found himself before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with two charges of breaking and entering.The first charge against Mohammed stated that on September 9, 2018 at Campbellville, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling of Toolsie Persaud and stole $10,000; US$1000 and Cdn$1000, which amounted to $370,000 in local currency.The other charge stated that on the same date and location, the teen broke and entered the dwelling of Persaud and stole one Samsung J7 Prime cellular phone valued $70,000 along with one Samsung J7 Pro cellular phone valued $65,000, property of Trisha Persaud. The teen denied the charges.Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-A-Fat, in a bail application, told the court that the teen had no previous charges laid against him.According to facts presented in court, on September 9, 2018, the Virtual Complainants (VCs) secured their valuables and left their home to attend a church function. However, about 03:30h when they arrived home, they discovered the items missing. A report was made to the Police, and an investigation was launched. This led to the arrest of the teen.According to the prosecution’s case, the teen in an oral statement admitted the offence, and was later charged.No objections to bail were made by Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris. Magistrate Latchman released the teen on $250,000 bail for each charge. The case will continue on October 29, 2018.
In BerbicePolice in Berbice are on the hunt for a labourer who is believed to have poisoned the children of his girlfriend.The children have been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital and are being treated. A hospital source told Guyana Times that the children are being treated. According to the source Thursday night, while the condition of the children was considered stable, it has not been determined what chemical was ingested and in what quantity.“Sometimes, it could be something that would take effect until tomorrow or the next day…,” the hospital source commented.According to reports, the children were at home at Lot 36 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam in the care of a relative when a man who is known by the family of their mother visited. He allegedly gave them a beverage, in a bottle, which is now believed to have been laced with poison.It was after he left that the children complained of feeling unwell and began frothing at the mouth.They were rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital and the matter was reported to the Police.This publication understands that the couple had an argument prior to them leaving their Angoy’s Avenue home.B Division (Berbice) Commander Ian Amsterdam confirmed that the incident was being investigated.Efforts to contact the children’s mother Thursday night proved futile. However, Guyana Times understands that the children were with their grandmother when the man visited.The woman refused to provide this publication with details. (Andrew Carmichael)