Father of 2 remanded for snatching gold band

first_imgA 26-year-old man who claimed he stole a gold band to fend for his children was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday.Jason Thomas, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge stated that on June 26, 2019, at Regent and Wellington Streets, Georgetown, he stole from Claire Rambarran a gold band worth $120,000.Prosecutor Adduni Innis told the court that on the day in question the victim was walking along Regent and Wellington Streets. While she was crossing the intersection of the road, the accused walked up to her, grabbed her right hand and snatched her gold band.He then attempted to flee the scene, but the virtual complainant’s sister, who was with her at the time, raised an alarm and a Police patrol vehicle that was passing gave chase and apprehended the defendant. A search was carried out on his person, and the band was found in his pocket.According to the prosecutor, the VC positively identified the defendant during an identification parade.In court on Monday, the father of two told the court, “My child mother was speeding my head for money to buy milk for my two children, and she (said she) will lock me up if I didn’t get the money.” The man told the court that he was sorry for his actions.He was remanded to prison, and the case was set for calling on July 6 for sentencing.last_img read more