Travis ‘Bumpy’ Osborne, the local university student accused of a stabbing, has made yet another appearance before the Magistrate’s Court; this time for burglary.
The 25-year-old Carrot Bay resident was not required to plead when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Thursday.
This is because his matter is indictable, meaning triable before a judge and jury at the High Court.
The court heard that on July 26 last year, the complainant in the matter secured her Carrot Bay apartment and left for work. When she returned home that day, she realised that she was a victim of a burglary.
The court heard that the house was ransacked, her backdoor was broken, and several pieces of jewellery were missing. These included a Gucci chain, an Omega chain, an ‘I’ pendant, one Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Samsung mega phones.
The total approximate value of the items stolen was in upwards of $5,000, the court heard. A report was made to the police, and an investigation was launched.
As part of their investigation, fingerprints were lifted from the scene and are still being processed.
Unrelated search leads to discovery of stolen items
Meanwhile, on July 31 last year, police executed a search warrant at Osborne’s residence in relation to an unrelated matter. During that search, the ‘I’ pendant belonging to the burglary victim was found, the court heard.
Osborne was subsequently arrested and brought to the Road Town Police Station where he was interviewed. During the interview, Osborne reportedly told police that he came across the pendant on the street during a walk.
However, when police conducted a further search of Osborne’s residence, more of the missing jewellery was uncovered.
In court, Magistrate DaBreo granted Osborne $40,000 signed bail.
He is scheduled to return to court on April 8.
Attorney-at-law Reynella Rawlins represents Osborne.
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