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Three men, one woman charged for GECCU burglary

Three men, one woman charged  for GECCU  burglary


Three men and one woman have been remanded in police custody, as investigations into the June 21 burglary of the Georgetown branch of the General Employees Co-operative Credit Union (GECCU) continue {{more}}

A police statement issued on Wednesday said that Junior James, 19, of Ottley Hall, was arrested and charged with burglarizing the GECCU building and with stealing EC $110,000 in cash, property of GECCU, at Georgetown between June 20 and 21.

James, Mark Williams, 21, of New Montrose, and the female, Kenneta James, 35, of Chateaubelair, were on July 1 arrested and charged jointly for dishonestly receiving in Kingstown, between June 20 and July 1, money for their own benefit, which they knew or believed was stolen.

A third man, Kirt Stapleton, 24, also of New Montrose, was on July 3 arrested and charged with the same charges as Junior James.

Sometime around 3 a.m. on the morning of June 21, the alarm of the GECCU building was triggered, bringing police to the scene.

It was later in the day that staff and police realized that the building has been broken into and the money was missing.

In our June 28 edition, SEARCHLIGHT reported that suspicious activity was seen on a beach in Georgetown on June 25, and residents believed that the individuals who had burglarized GECCU had returned to retrieve the money, which they had probably left hidden on the beach.

It is uncertain if any of the missing money was recovered by police.

The individuals are expected to return to court next Tuesday.(JJ)