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June 9, 2014
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Home invaders hauled before court

Two men accused of robbing a house were hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Charged with housebreaking and larceny are Sean Connery, 19, and 17-year-old Desmond Lawson.

The Crown alleges that the complainant secured his home, left and returned the following day on May 16 to discover that the lock on the front door was broken, and the door forced open.

The court heard that appliances and furniture valuing approximately $500,000 were missing from the premises.

Lawson, the court further heard, was believed to have been caught red-handed inside the home, while Connery, who is said to live closeby, was held by residents.

The court also heard that Connery and Lawson took the police to various locations where a number of the stolen items had been deposited.

Connery's attorney suggested that he was merely someone who was drafted in by a third party to help move the items.

However, unmoved by the claim, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey replied: "All the people that break into house is in their age group. So based on what the prosecution is saying, you need to have some mature discussions with your client."

Subsequently, RM Pusey ordered Lawson remanded, while Connery, who had a fingerprint order made against him, had his bail extended. Both men are to return to court on June 12.

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