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Three held in connection with Gonsalves’ Liquours burglary

Three held in connection with Gonsalves’ Liquours burglary


Police believe they have made a breakthrough in the recent burglary of Gonsalves Liquours Ltd.

Kenroy Charles, 21, a labourer of Rose Place, Barry Mascoll, 19, labourer, of Edinboro and Kevin Steele, 18, of Ottley Hall have been charged in connection with the crime. They however were not allowed to plead and were each granted bail in the sum of $30,000.{{more}}

Information surfacing at the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday stated that between the dates of June 23 and June 26, 2008 the men allegedly entered Gonsalves Liquor store and stole 197 cases of the energy drink “Red Bull” valued at $25,619.85.

Prosecutor Station Sergeant Nigel Butcher, who had objected to the men’s bail said that the police have recovered only 44 cases of the drink. Butcher told Chief Magistrate Sonya Young that investigations are still continuing into the matter and the police were in the process of recovering more of the drinks.

He said that if the men were to get bail, they would hinder the police investigations and submitted that they remain in police custody for at least two more weeks for the police to recover the remaining items.

Representing Mascoll, lawyer Ronald Marks said that the offence was committed on property and not on a person. Marks said that his client was taken up by police on the 26th, released the following day and picked up again. He stated that Mascoll has repeatedly told police officers that he has no knowledge of the burglary.

In addition to their bail, a 6 pm to 6am curfew was slapped on them. They have been ordered to report on Fridays to the Central Police Station.

The matter was adjourned to October 7, for Preliminary Inquiry.