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Fingerprint wanted from man in ‘stolen’ clothes

Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has brought a male suspect before the Magistrate’s Court requesting permission to take a sample of his fingerprint.

The court was told that police are seeking to obtain prints from the man in an attempt to tie him to a burglary for which he was not charged up to last Friday when the matter was brought to court.

It is being alleged that a residence in Brewers Bay was burgled last month, and a number of items of clothing were removed from the property.

The complainant in the matter saw the suspect some time later wearing garments that resemble those that had been stolen.

The matter was reported to the police who launched an investigation.

The court heard that latent fingerprint marks were lifted from the burglarized home.

In the meantime, the suspected burglar, who is the son of a well-known sports commentator, is scheduled to return before Magistrate Jack Husbands this week. At that time, the magistrate is expected to make a decision as it relates to the fingerprint request.

The suspect was taken into police custody.

It is the same suspect who allegedly escaped from the Road Town Police Station last week before the matter was brought to court.

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