ANGUILLA POLICE REPORT

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Three on bail in lobster case

The Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF) on Friday, April 8, charged two persons with the theft, and one with possession of stolen property as investigations into the theft of lobster from Island Harbour Bay continued.

Charged with theft of lobsters were: Glen Richardson (43) of Island Harbour and Glendon Hughes (18) of Welches whilst Nicolas Rogers (19) of The Forest was charged with possession of stolen property.

The trio allegedly removed some 300 lbs. of lobsters from lobster boxes in the Island Harbour Bay on Tuesday, April 5, valued at US $2,700 or EC $7,236.

They were all granted bail when they appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with one surety each, and are due back in court on Tuesday, May 31, to answer to the charges.

The RAPF would like to remind the public that: The defendants are entitled to a fair trial; There is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty; Nothing would be stated or published which would prejudice a fair trial taking place; and Section 116(g) of the Criminal Code applies, which provides for an offence in respect of any person who, while a judicial proceeding is pending, makes use of any speech or writing misrepresenting such proceeding or capable of prejudicing any person in favor of or against any parties to such proceeding, or calculated to lower the authority of any person before whom the proceeding is to be held.


Police investigate armed robbery

The RAPF on Saturday, April 9, at 9:45pm responded to a report of an armed robbery at Island Gases Company Limited (Delta Petroleum) in Long Path.

Initial investigation revealed that sometime shortly after 9:30pm whilst the proprietor and employees were locked inside the gas station, three armed individuals attacked the premises.

Two of the assailants forced their way into the building after discharging a shotgun and shooting out the glass door to the said building. They then robbed the business of about EC $400 before fleeing the scene.

One of the alleged assailants was described as being about 5 feet 5 inches and his skin complexion was light.

As Police continue the investigation into this matter they are appealing to members of the public, who may have been in the area of Island Gases Long Path on Friday, April 9, and may have witnessed this robbery or have any information to contact the Valley Police Station at phone number 497-2333, and ask for the Major Crime Unit or speak to any Police Officer of their choice.

Additionally, information can be sent via the RAPF Tips Website by logging on to www.gov.ai/911 or email AXA911@yahoo.com, which are both secure websites.