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UPDATE: Howard Hughes charged for allegedly burglarising Pusser’s

- 50 year old also charged with Breach of Curfew
Police have charged a 50-year-old man for allegedly burglarizing Pussers Co. Store and Pub in Road Town. Photo: VINO/File
One man is in custody as police investigate a burglary committed on Pusser’s Co. Store and Pub located in the heart of Road Town, Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
One man is in custody as police investigate a burglary committed on Pusser’s Co. Store and Pub located in the heart of Road Town, Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
A section of Main Street, Tortola. A man who resides on Main Street has reported to police that a quantity of tools was stolen from his premises at the weekend. Photo: VINO/File
A section of Main Street, Tortola. A man who resides on Main Street has reported to police that a quantity of tools was stolen from his premises at the weekend. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have charged a 50-year-old man for allegedly burglarising Pussers Co. Store and Pub in Road Town sometime between the night of Saturday, April 11 and the early morning of Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Howard Hughes, 50, of no fixed place of abode, has been charged with Burglary and Breaching the Curfew, The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stated in a press release this afternoon, Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Hughes remains in police custody pending his appearance in the Magistrate’s Court.

See previous article published April 13, 2020

Howard Hughes charged for allegedly burglarising Pusser’s

One man is in custody as police investigate a burglary committed on Pusser’s Co. Store and Pub located in the heart of Road Town, Tortola.

According to our well-placed sources, the prominent food and beverage establishment was broken into sometime between the night of Saturday, April 11 and the early morning of Sunday, April 12, 2020.

The owners of the business were allegedly alerted to persons fetching cases of beers and selling in the ‘Ghetto’ and summoned the manager of the business to check on the establishment.

When checks were made it was discovered that a back gate, as well as a door that leads to the wine storage, had been pried open.

It was then discovered that a quantity of drinks was missing.

Acting on certain information late yesterday afternoon, April 12, 2020, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of burglarising the business place and breaking of the curfew.

Theft on Main Street

A man who resides on Main Street has also reported to police that a number of tools were stolen from his premises.

According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, the items were valued over $1,000 and included a Jackhammer, hand drill, electric and hand saws and a grinder.

The man allegedly used the tools on Friday, April 10, 2020, in his yard and secured them under a work tent.

Upon venturing outside the following day to continue where he left off, the man discovered all his tools were missing.

He immediately alerted the police who are said to be investigating.

37 Responses to “UPDATE: Howard Hughes charged for allegedly burglarising Pusser’s”

  • NezRez (13/04/2020, 10:00) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    What in the world is wrong with people? A thief is always waiting for an opportunity to pounce. They should hit with BIG fines to feel it in their pocket, just like the people they stole from feel it.
  • simply said ....... (13/04/2020, 10:00) Like (11) Dislike (46) Reply
    It is only going to get worse! We need to get back to work!
    • @simply said (13/04/2020, 11:13) Like (34) Dislike (19) Reply
      Even before this lock down, the ghetto rats was stealing. Getting back to work is no excuse. I am going to say this and I don’t care who is mad, The Government should make sure their families is safe and call off the curfew and let you ingrates back on the streets to kill each other off with the virus. Population reduction.
      • Simply said ..... (13/04/2020, 13:18) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
        Stay in your house, I will take my chances. I need to feed my family and pay my bills! No one looking out for me, but me in these times!!!!!! You suck the Government's milk all you want and dance to their music. Go beg them to save you and give you pennies to live so you stay at home while society collapses. Where do you think Government's money comes from? Yes you made me mad. Idiot!
    • Citizen (13/04/2020, 11:57) Like (28) Dislike (6) Reply
      Exactly, I believe the government should let people go back to work, keep the curfew: adjust the time slightly and keep the borders closed until the virus disappear.
  • Lawless (13/04/2020, 10:05) Like (40) Dislike (5) Reply
    Waiting for the comments that will make an excuse for the burglary....just like how they said it was because of hunger why Matthew was stealing BEER
    • No compassion (13/04/2020, 10:52) Like (1) Dislike (29) Reply
      @lawless you have no compassion. Your the type who pool can make pati!
    • @ lawless (13/04/2020, 11:26) Like (47) Dislike (3) Reply
      what hunger!!!????
      some of them hooked on the crack and the cocaine so them out and about committing crimes to support the dope habit.....
    • Law Abiding citizen (13/04/2020, 12:24) Like (47) Dislike (9) Reply
      Nobody was defending Matthew for stealing anything. They were defending him for being tazed while he was on the ground not posing a threat to the officer. Everybody that is stealing right now regardless of any circumstances should be arrested. That's the law. If you hungry and you steal Ok here's a trip to Balo where you will receive your 3 square meals. Now with that said if somebody stealing, runs end up on the ground there is no need to use the tazer again. The taser is for giving the police the upperhand. The officer already had control of the situation. He just wanted to use his weapon.
    • ABC (13/04/2020, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Or that they are good Christian boys!
  • Citizen (13/04/2020, 10:08) Like (39) Dislike (3) Reply
    If they have a buyer for their stolen stuff, they will always continue to burglarize ppl properties. Those in the ghetto buying stolen stuff should be look into.
  • was it? (13/04/2020, 10:43) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    If they took ONLY food without booze things must be difficult. If it’s purely food I’m willing to assist. However they should still pay for the crime!!
  • send help (13/04/2020, 11:07) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    Father God please keep them off our business establishments; the police hands are full so we will have to conduct our own investigation then our own sentencing....
  • wise up (13/04/2020, 11:39) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Full penalty if found guilty no exceptions!!!!!lofe in prison if necessary
  • kiss a frog (13/04/2020, 12:01) Like (4) Dislike (21) Reply
    small man dead with this government
  • Hmmm (13/04/2020, 12:41) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    We need to establish a crocodile pit up by Balsum Ghut. In these situations. Throw the culprits inside the pit. Let they burglarize the crocodiles. I can source (6) large bad ass ones from.out of Jamaica.
    • Feel N Sad. (13/04/2020, 13:14) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      What happen to the curfew... im in Nevis no body dear move every u open your door or go outside a police vehicle passing... its not the peolple thats not taking things serious its the police and thise in authority not taking things serious..The very first curfew 19 arrest... $5000.00 forth wit or y months
      . After that... nobody playing....
    • Mufeng (13/04/2020, 22:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What's the cost to bring them him? I will pay for the cost. After consultation and agreement from the government.
  • testing 123 (13/04/2020, 12:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    just a question: who shoot that video when Matthew was being tased...some saying another law enforcement(wow)...
  • They never listen (13/04/2020, 13:11) Like (5) Dislike (15) Reply
    Government nwver listen to their people.. it must be a cocasion to get their attention... People been upon here begging to go back to work. Bills are piling up, nothing coming in... its not everyone working for government......
  • WHAT!!! (13/04/2020, 13:11) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Low down scum, thiefing when we have a national emergency. Maximum penalty in order.
  • I THINK (13/04/2020, 15:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    People are low down wicked with the thing thay do in this time need to go behind bars come on u think people can't do better not my will but I think d penalty should be 2000 or 6 months that's I feel
  • Nah (13/04/2020, 16:30) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    I do not remember exactly what year, but it was during a village night that I and a visiting relative was about to enter the village. I think it was a free night so people were just going in and out with ease. I heard my relative shout out, "owww!" When I asked what happened, they said they were pricked by a man who just passed them. I asked who, when they pointed out Matthew, I became more fearful than furious. I even heard other ppl reacted the way my relative did and were also pointing at Matthew. I think I may have told an officer, I cant be sure since it was some years back. I was so afraid for my relative, I told them that they should get tested, which thank God came out negative.

    I say all of this to say, Matthew and people like him are likely to do harm to people especially since he is an addict. Even when Matthew 'good', he still a good thief/burglarer and that's all before this lockdown. Me, I would never come near an addict, knowing that they have that kind of disease, people like him are often spontaneously volatile and are habitual thieves. If he had glass beer bottles in his possession it a knife, dont you think he would have used that on them (officers) if they came near him? Nah, I wouldnt come near Matthew willingly. I know when a lot of you see him on the road, you dont even want to be on the same sidewalk space as him. My experience in the village will not allow him to even get a chance too.

    Not too long ago, there were some video release of Matthew's home on Main Street. Whilst Irmaria upended a lot of homes and made some furniture, lumber and other items accessible for Matthew's new home, Matthew did thieve some of those items from people property, some of which was either stored for use or currently in use.

    Even though Matthew was several grades ahead of me, I remembered how he was one of the cute guys in school. And Merlin, poor Merlin...these guys were well dressed, popular, the ladies loved them...but they loved the drugs even more. It's sad, addiction is no joke.
  • Huh? (13/04/2020, 17:01) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    So wait. For say: u break in someone's place to take beer, wine and... Next tools lol. I could understand taking food to survive. What good can these three things do for yall??. Like really come on stop the crap that don't give you rights to break in people place so. Yall is a shame and embarrassment to this country. And not planning to at least make a change.
  • glasswear (13/04/2020, 18:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I never like a thief hope he get what he so richly deserve a good
    couple of years in prison
  • Dulce (14/04/2020, 20:23) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    His parents had extraordinary hopes for his future when they named him.,I suppose.
    What a disappointment.
    The HOWARD HUGHES must be rolling in his graves.
  • Local (14/04/2020, 21:21) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Howard is a crack head. So it doesn't matter what the government put in place to keep people off the street he must get his fix. So by all means necessary he will get that money. What a terrible choice people make and then become a slave to drugs.
  • wow (15/04/2020, 00:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another homeless crackhead. These guys done took over the streets while we caged up. These guys probably dont even know what a curfew is or the day of the week. There might be more surprises for these businesses in town that are not being monitored because all the crackheads from town out and about idle as ever.
  • spooks (15/04/2020, 06:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dam Howard....dam dam dam... you need help. For the last 33years you've been in trouble with the law ...Get help brother.
  • legal team (15/04/2020, 09:12) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Howard Hughes is on the records at the court,as a convicted criminal criminal:
    so is Mathew Hart and the other guy from Long Look,they all have criminal convictions in a court of law.
    but here you had some situations,when the police had to tase these criminal,who,according to local laws and international laws were suppose to be indoor,but instead they went outdoors,like lions looking for prey,but you hypocrites curse the police, for a little touch-up of tase.
    for many years,we support criminality in the bvi,because most of the police officers are ilanman-expatriates.
    once its a local boy as the criminal,we support them over the police.
    that is one of the reason crime will always put us in fear in the bvi.
    police officers,dont be discouraged by haters of police and by those who hate your cop because he is Whiteman from the uk
    when you see these thieves on the road during lockdown,dont shoot to kill,if there is no imminent threat to life.dont shoot to kill..
    but tase dem aaaasss, tase dem aaasss.
    that's my advice to the police
    TASE DEM asssssssssssssssss OFF THE STREET.
    one love
  • tell me (15/04/2020, 12:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Something wether he from no fix address right now no one cear thow his ass in person people don't even know where thay going to get money to take care of bills and u out there thiefing why kind of thing is this delay with him hard please

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