Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Nov 13] Malik Cann, 23, pleaded not guilty to stealing over $13,000 worth of jewelry but guilty to receiving the jewelry knowing it to be stolen.
Mr Cann had brought a gold Rolex watch to Gold Standards in the Washington Mall. Police were called and, with Mr Cann still in the shop and taking part in the interview, police later took the watch away for further investigation.
Their investigation uncovered the fact that a similar watch had been stolen from a Radnor Road property. The residents were called and identified the watch as one belonging to them.
Further investigation by the homeowners turned up a stolen gold bracelet and gold pendant; but neither was recovered. The theft of the watch was said to have occurred between 17 – 23 October 2012.
Police recalled Mr Cann, and on 6th November he admitted to police that he had been employed as a painter at the residence and had done some work there. After further questioning Police charged Mr Cann with theft and/or receiving goods.
Senior Magistrate Archie Warner ordered Mr Cann, who has a record going back to 2007, held in custody until sentencing on 13th December.