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A police officer has been charged with burglarising and stealing EC$75,000 in cash from the Postal Corporation in Kingstown.

Police Constable 196 Ettian Charles was arrested and charged on Sunday, July 9, with two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary of EC$75,000 in cash at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Postal Corporation, police say.

It is reported that the incident occurred between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on July 7, 2017.

The police officer, a constable, is expected to appear in court on Wednesday, when the charges are expected to be read to him.

This is the second time in less than five year that a major crime netting a large sum of money has been committed against the post office.

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In June 2013, postal worker Cleopatra Wilson was robbed of EC$100,000 as she made her way back to the post office from the bank.

Police Constable Juliani Jack, who went to her assistance, was shot and the assailant escaped.

The police officer survived his injuries.

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4 replies on “Cop charged with stealing $75,000 from Postal Corp”

  1. Avatar Of Althian LewisAlthian lewis says:

    Off all person a police officer watch a shame an disgrace them supposed to protect an serve in stead watch what they doing how can you even trust them to come to your assistance if u getting Rob from someone you na see Dem might join with the robber an Rob an kill you

    1. Avatar Of C. Ben-DavidC. ben-David says:

      No surprise here. All over the world there are corrupt and police officers, not to mention those who lust for a badge so they can brutalize their fellow citizens. Why would we expect this to be any different in little St. Vincent?

  2. Avatar Of C. Ben-DavidC. Ben-David says:

    Let us see whether this police constable with no connections in high places is treated any more severely than high class former High Court Registrar, Tamara Marks, who was only fined EC$10,000 for theft and the abuse of authority.

    As Winston Gaymes said, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

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