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February 25, 2013
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Alleged car thieves remanded

Two persons implicated in the alleged theft of three motor vehicles in Kingston last month were remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Patrick Brown and Carmen Alliman are charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. They return to court on February 26, as the file is incomplete.

Allegations say on January 20, about 5:30 p.m., police on patrol in the Kingston 13 area searched a premises occupied by one of the accused persons.

It is alleged that upon close inspection of three motor vehicles parked there, the cops discovered they were tampered with. The prosecution told the court the motor vehicles are now in the hands of the police who believe they were stolen.

Patrick Peterkin, the attorney representing Alliman, made futile attempts to acquire bail for his client, telling the court she has an enlarged heart.

"Your Honour, my instructions are that the motor vehicles were honestly purchased and my client didn't know that they were stolen. She is also ill as she has an enlarged heart," Peterkin said.

However, Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey said that the charges against both accused persons are serious. "Listen, I too have an enlarged heart. Whatever the sickness is, let her doctor put it in writing and you can re-apply for bail, but right now, I am not granting bail because these charges are very serious," RM Pusey said.

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