A St Vincent man was denied bail after he allegedly stole a number of blank cheques and other valuables from a Virgin Gorda resident during his visit to the territory.
Charged with theft and burglary is 24-year-old Justin Wright.
He was not required to plead when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Monday.
What the court heard happened
The court heard that on April 30, the alleged theft victim secured his minivan within which he left some cheques.
Before retiring to bed, he placed his gold chain and his phones – a Samsung and an iPhone — on his dresser.
Sometime later at about 4 am, he was awakened by other occupants of the abode who indicated to him that they were victims of a burglary. After examination, the aforementioned items were found to be missing.
The matter was reported to the police who launched an investigation. Acting on intelligence, a search warrant was executed at the home of the accused man where the items were allegedly uncovered.
“I found them on the road while walking home from a party,” Wright reportedly told the police.
The accused man was later arrested and charged. It is alleged that he subsequently confessed to being the thief.
I love it here
Arguing against bail, the Crown said the man arrived on April 12 and was scheduled to be in the territory for 30 days.
Wright told the court that he was in the process of seeking a work permit ‘sponsor’. However, he is said to have been employed for the last few weeks.
“I love it here,” he told the court.
Wright who is unrepresented was denied bail and is scheduled to return to court on June 18.
Copyright 2021 BVI News, Media Expressions Limited. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.