The two men, age 18 of Bodden Town and 19 of West Bay, who were arrested on Monday, 12 November, have been formally charged with Consumption of Ganja and Going Equipped for Stealing. The 18-year-old has also been charged with Possession of Ganja and Possession of a Restricted Weapon.
They appeared in court yesterday, 14 November.
Police received four reports of vehicle break-ins in central George Town throughout last weekend’s festivities, three of which were reported in the early hours of Sunday morning, 11 November, and the fourth of which was reported early Monday morning, 12 November. The break-ins occurred on North Church Street, Dr. Roy’s Drive and on Main Street, with two purses, a wallet, tools and quantities of cash reported missing. In two of the incidents the passenger side window had been smashed.
Officers on proactive patrol in central George Town just past 2AM Monday morning, 12 November, came upon two men acting suspiciously in a white car at the rear of Bayshore Mall. The officers checked the vehicle and the men, and subsequently arrested them on suspicion of going equipped for stealing, theft, and possession and consumption of ganja. The men, ages 18 and 19, of Bodden Town and West Bay, respectively, are still in police custody.
Police recovered a substantial amount of property from the vehicle that is currently being examined in the ongoing investigation.
“Several police officers were on patrol in central George Town late into the evenings over the weekend to increase the safety of the festivities for all, but also to discourage this kind of opportunistic crime that can happen around large events,” said Robert Graham, Superintendent of Uniform Operations. “Arrests like these deter and prevent such crime. and we are glad to note that the festivities were fun and peaceful despite large crowds. However, we continue to ask the public to avoid leaving any valuables in vehicles, especially when attending events at night.”