Jacob Mohammed a 29-year-old fisherman of Kings Wharf San Fernando appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with stealing fish and shrimp valued at $9,500.
He was granted $40,000 bail and the matter was adjourned to November 5th.
According to police reports, the 40-year-old victim told police that he placed 151 pounds of salmon, 187 pounds of Carite and 15 buckets of shrimp in a cooler at a fishing depot along Kings’ Wharf, around 6:30 pm on October 6th.
He later discovered the produce missing when he returned around 10:45 pm on the same day.
A report was made to the San Fernando Police Station which led to Mohammed being arrested at King’s Wharf on October 7th and charged.
The stolen items, valued at $9,542, were discovered at the accused’s home.
Charges were laid by PC Michael Noel, of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.