Michael Bergquist pleads not guilty to Victory House burglary
A court’s heard an Onchan man’s blood was found inside a Douglas office after two break-ins were attempted in the same building.
Forty-five-year-old Michael Daniel Bergquist of Belgravia Road appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes via a live video link from Police Headquarters.
He denies one count each of burglary and attempted burglary.
Prosecution advocate Chrissie Hunt told the court a cleaner alerted police after hearing loud noises in Victory House on Prospect Hill in Douglas at 4am on 6 December.
When officers arrived, they found somebody had entered the Rossborough Insurance office and stolen £97 from a cash tin as well as £223 from a charity collection box.
In the same building, they discovered somebody had moved a table before using a fire extinguisher to smash a hole in the wall of the iQ Apple Premium Reseller shop but hadn’t managed to get inside it.
Police arrested Mr Bergquist after finding his blood on a leaflet on the table.
Mrs Hughes declined to grant a bail application and remanded him in custody.
He’s next due to appear in court on 19 January.