A 22-year-old man employed at President’s House has been granted $250,000 bail after he appeared in court charged with the larceny of a firearm and ammunition from his workplace.
According to the police, Kyle Scott appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine at the Port-of-Spain Fifth Magistrates’ Court on Monday, charged with larceny of the firearm and ammunition at President’s House on January 13, 2021. Scott was represented by attorney at law Samuel Thomas.
Scott was not called upon to plead as no recommendations were made. The accused was later granted bail in the sum of $250,000 to be approved by the Registrar or the Clerk of the Court.
The matter was postponed to February 15.
Police reports indicated that around 2.30 pm on January 13 a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, assigned to the President’s House, secured his service issued pistol – a Sig Sauer P226 and two magazines and 30 rounds nine-millimetre ammunition in a locker in the male dormitory.
The solider returned around 6.30 pm on the said date and discovered the locker broken into and the firearm and ammunition missing.
He told police he gave no one permission to remove the items.
The scene was visited by police and several persons were interviewed. The missing items were recovered in a vehicle in Port-of-Spain.
One person was detained.