Accused shoplifter in Court

Fifty-seven year old Tony Rowland, who allegedly shop-lifted 4 injector cleaners from the convenience store at Uno Gas Station on Youth For The Future Drive, Belize City, pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft, when he appeared on Tuesday before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith.

Tony Rowland was offered a bail of $500, and his case was adjourned until February 17, 2015. However, Rowland was unable to meet bail so he was remanded to prison.

The incident occurred on Monday. Police reported that Mr Rowland was seen inside the convenience store, putting the injector cleaners in a bag. He was detained and was handed over to the police when they arrived.

The cleaners have a value of $42.

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