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Man charged with stealing Rolex watches

Prosecutors have reinstated a theft charge against a 33-year-old Garden Hills resident.

Akandi Gibson is accused of stealing two Rolex watches from the John Bull boutique on Paradise Island on February 22, 2016.

Prosecutors allege Gibson stole a yellow gold presidential Rolex, valued at $49,950 and a white gold Rolex, valued at $40,800.

Gibson did not have to enter a plea to the charge. Prosecutors plan to fast-track the case to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment in October.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes remanded Gibson to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services since he can’t consider bail for the charge. Gibson has to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

The case was originally discharged in the Magistrates’ Court after witnesses didn’t show. The discharge did not serve as an acquittal, which allowed the prosecution to start the case again.

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