Five men and one woman were brought before the Serious Offences Court, in Kingstown, on Thursday, charged with stealing EC$26,879 worth of items from two stores in the city.
Police arrested and jointly charged with two counts of burglary, Ivin Durrant, 21, a fisherman of Old Montrose; along with Rose Place residents, Tevin Robinson, 24, fisherman; Juenaldo Hamilton, 19, unemployed; Ridge Davis, 18, student; Deneka Alexander, 20, unemployed; and Anthony Williams, 16, student.
They are charged that between 5:35 p.m. on July 31, 2018 and 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2018 at Lower Middle Street, they entered the L.A Boutique as trespassers and stole a quantity of clothes and shoes valued at EC$25,204.
According to the charge sheet, the stolen items include clothing, shoes, jewellery, a camera monitor, cologne, a cash register, and cash.
The stolen items are the property of Wendy Bushay of Vermont.
They are also charged that between 4 p.m. on July 31 and 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2018 at Lower Bay Street, they stole a quantity of items from Bramble’s Barbershop valued at EC$1,657.
The charge sheet says that the stolen items include soft drinks, blow-dryers, DVDs, and cash, the property of Gideon Thorne of Stubbs.
The accused were not required to plead to the indictable charges when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Thursday.
They were each granted EC$30,000 bail with one surety and were ordered to report to the Central Police Station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The accused will also have to observe a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
A preliminary inquiry has been set for Nov. 2, 2018.