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Two to answer for missing gold from exhibit room


A police officer attached to the Public Relations Department in the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, is currently on suspension with half-month’s pay, pending the outcome of a criminal charge brought against him.{{more}}

Police Commissioner Michael Charles told SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday that Corporal Erickson Browne has been charged, with a former officer, in connection with missing gold from the exhibit room at the Criminal Investigations Department over a period of time.

“It is alleged, following investigations that both of them got rid of some exhibits,” Charles said. 

Browne, 45, of Biabou, who was granted bail when he appeared in court last Thursday, is charged with knowing or believing that 29 grammes of gold to be stolen goods, dishonestly assisted in the disposal of same, at Kingstown, between January 1, 2013 and January 31, 2013. 

Browne was charged with retired police officer, and then exhibit keeper, Raymond Stephenson, 42, of Vermont.

He is charged with the theft of 29 grammes of gold, valued at $1,500, the property of Teresa Simmons of Rockies, stolen at Kingstown, between January 1, 2013 and January 31, 2013. 

Both pleaded not guilty and were each granted $2500 bail with one surety. (KW)