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November 24, 2012
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Alleged cellphone thief maintains innocence

A man who is accused of stealing a Samsung cellphone valued at US$100 (J$9,155) maintained his innocence in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday and had his bail extended until November 26.

Charged with simple larceny and possession of an offensive weapon is Beresford Hutchinson.

Hutchinson pleaded guilty to the latter charge and was fined $2,000 or 30 days, but pleaded not guilty to the former.

The crown is alleging that on November 12, the complainant put his phone on his desk and went to the bathroom.Upon returning to his cubicle, he realised that the phone was missing.

An alarm was made by the complainant and later in the day the defendant was seen leaving the compound with the phone in his hand.

The police later held the defendant with phone in hand.

However, the defendant explained that he found the phone at the gate of the premises.

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