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Men from BVI, Canada charged with theft

Road Town Police Station

Road Town Police Station

Police have charged two men with theft arising from separate incidents.

One is a Canadian citizen residing at Josiah’s Bay, while the other is a 43-year-old garage operator from the British Virgin Islands.

In one of the incidents, Belle Vue resident Eric Nibbs is being accused of stealing motor vehicle parts.

It is alleged that the complainant’s vehicle was parked outside the accused man’s garage for some time.

Prior to the removal of the parts, the said vehicle was also tagged as a derelict by the Solid Waste Department.

Further allegations are that Nibbs worked on the said vehicle on a previous occasion.

He was reported to police after the person in charge of the vehicle discovered that the parts were missing.

Nibbs has been granted bail in the sum of $5,000 to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on March 31.

Bounce cheques

Meanwhile, in the other incident, 69-year-old Neil Maurice Perks from Canada is being accused of presenting a number of questionable cheques to pay a restaurant at Sea View Hotel, Tortola.

It is alleged that the operator of the restaurant eventually tried to encash the checques, but there was not enough money in the Canadian’s account.

A female from the restaurant eventually ran into the accused at a parking lot in Road Town.

She blocked his vehicle and contacted the police.

The Canadian native was nabbed and charged with theft.

He has been granted bail in the sum of $2,000 with signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on March 10.

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