HP beer theft case moved for June 24

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

Pre-trial conference (PTC) on two men accused of stealing beer from the Heritage Park Hotel has been moved to June 24.

This follows prosecution coming up with additional materials against the two accused but failing to provide them to defence.

These additional disclosures include cctv footage, which prosecution admits are yet to be made available.

The case had earlier been adjourned for yesterday for PTC.

In adjourning the case for June 24 yesterday, court ordered prosecution to make sure it serves defence with the disclosures before then.

The two men are facing a count of larceny by servant each for stealing alcohol totaling up to $8,020.

Prosecution alleged that the incident occurred on January 29, 2021.

The allegation said that on January 29 an on-duty waitress at the Heritage Park Hotel was serving customers at the bar, and while she was doing her duty another employee came to her and told her that some Solbrew drinks in the freezer were empty with their lids still stuck on.

The other employee noticed that some cans were empty when she was serving customers.

The two female employees then did a proper check and discovered that 54 cans of Solbrew left in the freezer were empty.

It was at that time the matter was reported to their superiors and an internal investigation was conducted and the two accused were identified.

Police were alerted and the two accused were arrested.

Police also alleged that cctv footage also revealed the two accused refilling the empty cans with water and placing them back in the freezer.

Police Prosecution Service prosecutes the case in court.


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