Police officers have arrested and charged a 25-year-old Tabaquite man in connection with the theft of almost $5,000 worth of clay blocks.

In a statement, the police service said Richard Bhagaloo held for larceny on Saturday after 936 clay blocks were recovered at a home on Sandy Hill Road, Tabaquite.

The blocks, valued at $4,500 had been reported stolen on August 3, 2020, in the Caroni district.

Officers conducted an anti-crime exercise in the Caroni Police district between the hours of 9:30 pm Saturday and 1 am Sunday.

They proceeded to Sandy Hill Road, based on information received and discovered the clay blocks at that location.

The suspect was charged by PC Stewart.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Simon, Supt Ramphal and supervised by Ag Sgt Sixto and Cpl James.