Burglar is denied bail Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Richard Ferguson, a Belize city certified A/C Technician, has picked up another charged for crimes of dishonesty after he appeared before the Belize City Magistrate’s Court to answer to two counts of burglary. He appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Aretha Ford on September 15, 2017 where he was read two burglary charges.

Allegations being made against Ferguson are that on September 13, 2017, he burglarized the home of two residents. He entered the apartment of Criston August as a trespasser and stole a necklace, slippers, a Casio watch, a bed sheet, and other household item, all to a total value of $315.00. He also entered the neighboring apartment, the residence of Pauline Samuels. From that apartment, a television set, an X-Box game with console, controller, and power chord, a Samsung cell phone, Victoria’s Secret underwear, Chicago Bull’s hat, a tablet, and Belizean currency were stolen, all to a total value of $1,732.

Ferguson pleaded not guilty to the crimes but prosecutor in the case, Cpl. Christopher Smith, objected to bail being granted to Ferguson. He submitted that the police have a very strong case against the criminal figure that has a number of convictions for crimes of dishonesty. Bail was denied and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until November 27, 2017.