“Banga” jailed for receiving stolen goods

first_imgJunior “Banga” Forrester being led away by Police at Wales on MondayA suspected thief who has been before the court on numerous occasions was convicted on Monday for receiving stolen items when he appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Junior Forrester, known as “Banga” of Lot 156 Patentia Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, will spend the next 18 months behind bars after he was found guilty of possession of stolen items.The charge stated that on August 12, 2016, between 06:30h and 08:15h, he broke and entered the dwelling house of David Ambedkar at Lot 47 Area L, Patentia Housing Scheme, WBD, and stole a quantity of jewellery, $80,000 in cash, two wrist watches and an iPhone, amounting to $500,000.The defendant told the court that he never broke into Ambedkar’s house, but that he bought the watches from a man called “Todd” for $10,000 but he still entered a guilty plea on possession of stolen property.The Prosecution’s case stated that Forrester was seen leaving Ambedcar’s home on the morning of the robbery.Acting on this lead the Police carried out a search on his home where the two watches were discovered.last_img read more

Teenager arrested in drive-by shooting

first_img Detectives “made the arrest in about 19 hours” after the incident, said Montebello Police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez. “They arrested the shooter, got the gun and got a confession.” Pick up a copy of tomorrows Whittier Daily News for the rest of the story. MONTEBELLO — Police arrested a 17-year-old male in the drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old boy as he was taking out the trash, police said Thursday. The 12-year-old boy was in the front yard of his home in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue when shots were fired into the yard at about 10:20 p.m. on Feb. 5. The intended target was the boy’s brother, police said in a statement released after the incident. Police arrested the suspect on Tuesday, less than a day after the shooting. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more