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Alleged generator thieves arrested & charged- RVIPF

- two other persons arrested for alleged burglaries around Tortola
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has made breakthroughs in several burglaries with four arrests in break-ins around Tortola in past two weeks. Photo: Internet Source
Two of the arrests were of persons suspected of thieving generators. Photo: VINO/File
Two of the arrests were of persons suspected of thieving generators. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has made breakthroughs in several burglaries with four arrests in break-ins around Tortola in past two weeks.

Two of the arrests are in comnection with thefts of generators.

Detectives charged both Thurman Smith, 43, of Old Plantation and Eric Casey, 30, Scatliffe Alley with the burglary and theft of two generators, one Stihl blower, two vacuums and a power wash which were recovered.

Bamboushay Restaurant burglary

The RVIPF in a press release today, October 7, 2021, also said a man suspected of burglarising Bamboushay Restaurant was arrested and charged.

KieAndre Williams, 18, of Paraquita Bay was charged with two burglaries; one of a business in Paraquita Bay and the other Bamboushay Restaurant.

Marvin Gumbs, 44, of no fixed place of abode, was charged with entering a private home in Lower Estate and for later assaulting a man in a parking lot. He was placed on remand for his later appearance at the Magistrate’s Court.

Security cameras played a role in arrests

Police previously reported an uptick in thefts of generators, water pumps and tools left around private properties and road sides unattended with one resident of Hodge’s Creek reporting generators stolen from her property.

Head of the Criminal Investigations Department Chief Inspector Paula Alleyne noted the importance that cameras played in identifying the perpetrators and is encouraging business owners to ensure that these security devices are in place and functional.

“Our detectives have greater success at identifying the individuals responsible if cameras capture activity in and around premises particularly at night. It can be an invaluable tool in our fight to keep crime at a minimal,” she said.

Persons are asked to ensure that valuable items stored outside homes and sheds are secured when not in use.

Opportunistic thieves look for items such as generators and tools which can easily be stolen from premises, according to the RVIPF.

17 Responses to “Alleged generator thieves arrested & charged- RVIPF”

  • Good catched RVIPF (07/10/2021, 11:45) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Keep up the good works. We are your supporters.
    Thank you for your meaningful service.
  • lmao (07/10/2021, 11:46) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    All I would say is they better not let me catch them on my property removing my stuff. I have a door ring camera in my front yard window and my backyard kitchen window, I can sit at work and see what is going on and who passed or is passing by my home.
  • good job (07/10/2021, 11:55) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lock them up!
  • resident (07/10/2021, 12:14) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    A burglar was mauled to death recently by 2 pit bulls cant remember where probably US. All I will say is be careful where you enter. Not responsible if you choose to enter my premises without my permission!
    • @tesident (07/10/2021, 14:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think it was in the US. The dog was protecting the home and the burglar was trespassing.
  • Milificent (07/10/2021, 12:35) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Persons like Gumbs are sent to prison and when they come out they go back to their same old habits. What rehabilitation methods are in place for them? If none, then what can be put in place for them?
    • plain and simple (07/10/2021, 15:28) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      If Gumbs is continuing to fall into the same habit then maybe it is time to consider taking his hands off.
  • hello (07/10/2021, 13:16) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

    stop tax money with jail time
    drive some serious bu** du* in them

  • True (07/10/2021, 13:25) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have the door ring camera also, it records everything. If I see anything out of place outside my house, I am going straight to the police and show them the recording audio and video.
  • Jones (07/10/2021, 13:44) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    What about all thoee people caught looting after Irma and those that stole generators then? Still nothing!
    • @ Jones (07/10/2021, 15:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      its to know/ once you can understand that tola is a college..
      the authorities knows all that were involved in the theft/looting yet nothing, just swept under rug.....what ah ting
  • My girl (07/10/2021, 13:48) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let’s us free up the weed
  • boot (07/10/2021, 14:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    What Thurman doing getting in this type of sh** at this age? SMFH

  • Kdsay (07/10/2021, 15:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @milificent what about the one that was next to the fenurel home thay can take some of big salery the man collected every month and rebuild it no name no warrant
  • wow (07/10/2021, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thought stealing was old school. Can’t believe people still fling that today
  • .... (08/10/2021, 08:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Banoooo I thought u was on the money team
  • WOW (08/10/2021, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thurman it took too long for u all to see this thief

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