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Three more persons charged for looting

October 30th, 2017 | Tags: RVIPF looters bail court
From left: Allister Stoddard of Sophie Bay, Royanson Harrington, 26, of Purcell Estate and Melvin Herbert of Fishlock Road were charged with theft following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. They are currently awaiting court appearances. Photo: RVIPF
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) continues its pursuit of looters, three more persons are now on police bail awaiting court appearances for theft.

Royanson Harrington, 26, of Purcell Estate and Allister Stoddard of Sophie Bay were charged in connection with the theft of vehicles from International Motors. Harrington was charged with theft, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an unlicensed vehicle and driving without a license. Stoddard was charged with taken conveyance and failing to stop upon order. Both scheduled to appear before Magistrate’s Court on November 24, 2017.

In addition, Melvin Herbert of Fishlock Road was also charged with theft after a search warrant uncovered auto parts also taken from International Motors. He was granted Police bail for his appearance in Magistrate’s Court also on November 24, 2017.

The car dealership on Pickering Street had reported three vehicles and a number of items stolen from the premises in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Two of the vehicles have since been recovered. 

Prior to their arrests, seven persons appeared before Magistrate’s Court late September charged with burglarising BVI Communications in Purcell Estate after they were caught attempting to loot the premises. 

The public is encouraged to continue to send videos or photographs of those caught in the act of looting to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Intelligence Unit. Business owners that have captured looters on their business premises on closed-circuit security cameras are also asked to contact the Intelligence Unit at Royal Virgin Islands Police for collection.

The RVIPF can be reached at 344-1818; 344 1822; 344 1977; 545-4866; 468-9001 and 468-9000.

5 Responses to “Three more persons charged for looting”

  • just asking.... (30/10/2017, 15:31) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    when will be the politicians turn?
  • wize up (30/10/2017, 20:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    what looters; all of them are simply a set thieves: if you take up someone's property your a #$&@ thief: if your are a documented worker you should be made to exit our territory...we have so many undesirables among us(killers and thieves) and the sad thing, a number of us know who the SOBs are BUT sometime some those same criminals will turn on the same ones that seek to protect them: the place to small for all these dam crooks: just saying

  • RVIPF (07/11/2017, 10:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did you charge the real criminals those from the RVIPF. nuttin baaad soooooooooo

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