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.
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.