Constable accused of theft out on bail

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Yannick Wade (Charged for theft)

Yannick Wade
(Charged for theft)

Saturday, May 24, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police Constable Yannick Wade who is accused of masterminding the theft of eight firearms and 101 rounds of ammunition from the San Pedro Police Station is out on bail after an application in the Supreme Court.

Bail was set at $5,000 with one surety and he must surrender his travel documents, report to the San Pedro Police Station every Friday, stay away from witnesses and return to court at his next appearance.

The firearms and ammunition, which are property of KBH Security Firm, were stolen from a metal safe inside the San Pedro Police Station sometime between April 30 and May 2. Police say they have since recovered two of the stolen firearms at a location on Cemetery Road.

Wade is additionally charged for the crime of possession of firearms and ammunition without a gun license.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and his next court appearance is on June 25.

According to Matura-Shepherd, five cellular phones belonging to family members of Wade were taken by senior officers during the search and are yet to be returned, despite her interventions with senior police officials.

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