According to a press release issued by the St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, a joint operation, involving the Defense Force, the Forensic Services Unit, the Special Services Unit, the Criminal Investigation Department and the Police Force, was conducted in the Prickly Pear and Westbourne Ghaut communities, following the August 27 to 28 theft at the Island Food Supermarket on Cayon Street.
The police information reveals that the stolen items were found in an abandoned building. Among the items recovered were “a Sanyo Television, a quantity of Beehive Brandy, liquors, soaps and other personal hygiene items, Huggies pampers and a large amount of EC coins.”
The search operation also resulted in the discovery of 35 cannabis plants, on the abandoned property, ranging from 1-7 feet. The release indicates that the scene was processed, and the plants were uprooted and taken into police custody.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley, who is responsible for criminal investigations in the Force, said, “I commend the initiative of the lead investigator in requesting an area search. He did not assume that the items were far-gone… The investigation into this breaking continues, and with community support, the offenders can be found.”
ACP Queeley appealed to residents saying, “If you have seen something, if you have heard something, as it relates to this or any violent crime, or any criminal activity, tell someone. Call the Basseterre or Charlestown Police Station, or any police station with your information.”
Residents could also use Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) to provide information on any criminal activity.