A man who was caught stealing a tent from a health facility has been charged with larceny.
According to an official police reports, DAVID JAMES appeared in a virtual hearing at the Siparia Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, to face the charge of larceny of a tent, valued at $4,800.
He was charged with the crime on Wednesday 28th October 2020.
The TTPS release states that officers responded to a report of a larceny in progress around 3:15 am on Wednesday, at Lum Tack Hill, Fyzabad, in the vicinity of the Fyzabad Health Facility.
A man reportedly found at the scene was searched by police officers, who found on him a certain apparatus which may have been used in the course of the crime. In addition, police found a tarpaulin (of dimensions 15-feet-by-15-feet), along with two side pieces, approximately four feet away from him.
The man was questioned about the find and subsequently arrested.
Police officers continued investigations which confirmed the tent had been left erected on the health facility’s compound at 4 pm on Tuesday 27th October 2020. A witness also reported seeing a man removing the tarpaulin from the compound around 3:11 am on Wednesday.
The suspect was interviewed again and subsequently charged with the offence by PC Meighoo.