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Man on housebreaking charge remanded until December 22

Published:Saturday | December 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man who reportedly broke into a woman's house and stole a number of electronic items was remanded when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

André Smith, of a Spring Mount address, is charged with housebreaking and larceny. He was not pleaded when he appeared in court, and a bail application on his behalf was deferred to December 22, following discussions between his attorney and the prosecution.

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The allegations are that sometime in March, the female complainant locked her house and went to the United States. While there, she received word that her house had been broken into, and it was subsequently discovered that four security cameras and two flat-screen television sets had been stolen.

It is further alleged that on November 1, the police received certain information and went to Spring Mount, where Smith was arrested and taken into custody.

On Tuesday, Smith's attorney, Martyn Thomas, asked that his client not be pleaded and that the plea be taken at a later date, although no reason was given in court for the request.

Resident Magistrate Carolyn Tie subsequently remanded Smith until December 22.