24-hour curfew for Tex Mart suspects

Tuesday December 17, 2019 Written by Published in Crime
 Defence counsel Mark Short. 19121621 Defence counsel Mark Short. 19121621

The two teenage boys charged with aggravated burglary in relation to the Tex Mart Betela break-in remain under a 24-hour curfew.

The two, aged 17 and 18, are also accused of allegedly bashing an 18-year-old shopkeeper in early November.

They are yet to enter a plea.

Defence counsel Mark Short who is representing both the accused said this was a new case and he was still waiting for disclosures.

Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams adjourned the case to January 23, next year reminding the two of their bail conditions.

The two first appeared before JP John Whitta who granted them bail due to lack of evidence.

Their bail conditions include not making contact of any kind, verbally, physically or electronically, with the complainant or the co-offender. They also must not leave Rarotonga without the approval of the court.

One of the accused face further charges of contempt of court, theft and joint burglary.

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