Two teenager in court for burglaries

| 18/06/2009

(CNS): UPDATE — Friday 1:00pm: Police said this morning that a 19-year-old man has appeared  before the courts yesterday, 18 June, charged with a number of offences relating to a burglary which occurred at Portofino Restaurant in East End earlier this month where a number of bottles of alcohol were stolen. And a 15-year-old will appear in court today regarding the burglary of a home in West Bay earlier this week.

Roland Murphy Welcome has been charged with one count of burglary, one count of damage to property and one count of handling stolen goods.

Police said they were alerted to the break-in at the well-known Eat End restaurant on Friday, 5 June after staff found the back door forced open and a number of bottles of alcohol missing. Detectives from the Eastern Districts Criminal Investigation Department conducted enquiries and arrested Welcome on suspicion of burglary and recovered a number of assorted bottles of alcohol soon after the offence was reported.

West Bay detectives have charged a 15-year-old youth with burglary following a break-in at a property in Parkview Crescent earlier this week. Police were alerted to the burglary Tuesday afternoon after the homeowner returned home to find someone had entered the property and taken a number of items including jewellery, two ipods, a cell phone and items of clothing.

Detectives from West Bay CID conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of the teenager and the recovery of a number of the stolen items. The teenager will appear in court today.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Eastern Districts should contact their local police station on 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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