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August 7, 2014
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Businessman gets $300,000 bail

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A St Catherine businessman who was allegedly caught with a 40ft container two years after it was reported stolen was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Charged with receiving stolen property is Michael Monroe of Kitson Town district, St Catherine.

When the matter was mentioned before Resident Magistrate Lyle Armstrong, a lawyer who defended Monroe made a successful bail application.

He told the court that his client is not a flight risk and that he has even assisted the police to arrest the person who he bought the container from for $175,000.

Bail was granted on condition that he returns to court on November 20, for his trial to commence.

Allegations are that on September 4, 2012 the complainant left his 40ft container valued about $300,000 at Braeton, Portmore, St Catherine, and later found it missing.

He reported the matter to the police and an investigation started.

On July 24 this year, he got information and went to Kitson Town where the container was seen.

The complainant checked the serial number and also his receipt, and called the police.

Monroe was subsequently charged with larceny. He, however, showed a receipt and gave the name of a suspect who has since been held.

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