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Man facing charges of stealing goods valued at more than $13,000 remanded in custody

A man was yesterday remanded in custody after he was accused of stealing goods valued at more than $13,000 over a six-month period.

Jahroy Simons, 35, faced 11 charges in Magistrates’ Court, which included burglary, destruction of property and trespassing.

He denied all the charges.

The court heard that Mr Simons, from Sandys, was alleged to have targeted seven places between September and December, as well as another in July.

He was accused of damaging the CCTV system of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, on Church Street, Hamilton, and stealing goods valued at $5,070.

The stolen items were alleged to have included a gold cross and 30 gift bags.

Mr Simons was also alleged to have stolen two bottles of alcohol from the Bungalow 56 nightclub on Reid Street, Hamilton.

He was further charged with damage to the CCTV system at Ocean View Golf Club in Devonshire and the theft of two televisions.

The incidents were alleged to have happened between December 19 and 20.

Mr Simons was further accused of stealing $92 worth of soda from the Burger Shack’s Bermudiana Road store in Hamilton on December 18.

He was also alleged to have stolen $50 from Portofino restaurant, also on Bermudiana Road, on December 9.

Mr Simons was further charged with breaking into the Sunglasses and Watch Shop on Reid Street in Hamilton and stealing jewellery and other accessories totalling $6,730 on November 2.

He was also accused of trespassing at the Bermuda Bistro on Front Street, Hamilton, on September 1, of breaking into the restaurant on October 23 and stealing $370 worth of alcohol.

He was also alleged to have stolen $185 in cash from restaurant Ruby Murrys on Chancery Lane, Hamilton, on July 27.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe remanded Simons into custody and adjourned the case until January 31.

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