Antiguan Cops Face Larceny Charges in U.S.

Author  Edited from CMC

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua– Antigua and Barbuda police have confirmed that two of its members have been arrested in the United States for alleged larceny.

A statement from the Office of Strategic Communication (STRATCOM) last month noted that the Office of the Commissioner of Police had received confirmation from U.S. law enforcement authorities on April 23 regarding the arrest of the two constables.

According to the statement, the two constables, who were reportedly on holidays, were taken into custody between April 13 and 14 and local authorities are in contact with their U.S. counterparts on the matter.

Up to press time no date had been set for a court hearing, but reports indicated that the two constables had been released on $1,000 bail each.

Media reports here indicated that the officers had been charged with three counts of larceny and one count of conspiracy to commit larceny after they allegedly attempted to shoplift several items from a store in Connecticut.