Four women have a 4-month-old baby, a 7-year-old child, a loving boyfriend, and a forgiving storeowner to thank for walking free after being caught red-handed stealing from a store in Kingstown.
The women and their illegal activities were recorded by the store’s surveillance camera.
The video (see video at the end of this post) shows the women engaging in some elaborate but deft manoeuvres as they bagged pairs of shoes at the store without ever visiting the cash register.
The storeowner, Tony Neeme, called in the police and the women were arrested.
However, Neeme decided not to press charges following a plea by one of the women’s boyfriend.
That woman has a 4-month-old baby and a 7-year-old child and Neeme decided to pardon her.
Having decided not to press charge against that woman, he felt it would have been unfair to take the other women to court and they walked free also.
But Neeme posted a clip of the women and their thievery on Facebook and commented “Warning
Warning for al Vincentian watch out for the thief”.
The incident on Monday occurred on the same day that two men appeared in court, charged in connection with four burglaries in Kingstown during which EC$39,097 in items were stolen between Aug. 16 and 17.