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$10,000 Reward Offered For Return Of Solar Panels Stolen From Babonneau

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Plant Grow Eat farm is offering a $10,000 reward for returning solar panels stolen from its Des Barras, Babonneau operation.

A partial reward is available for information leading to the recovery of the panels.

Individuals with information may call, text, or WhatsApp telephone number 724-6931.

One of Plant Grow Eat Directors, Peter Dillon, explained that the theft would severely impact the farm’s ability to restart mushroom production.

Dillon said production had halted primarily due to the absence of an enabling environment and support.

He said a 25-kilowatt solar field had facilitated the mushroom production.

The field, described as a substantial infrastructure, had been in place for the past six years.

But about three weeks ago, twenty of the panels disappeared.

“They literally came in and unbolted them off the frames, disconnected them and walked away with them which was a very dangerous thing to do,” Dillon told St. Lucia Times.

And last week, another forty-seven panels went missing.

“The panels are five feet by three feet. They’re not little,” Dillon disclosed, adding that there’s very little the thieves can do with the items.

He said the thieves broke into a container in addition to stealing the panels.

“They stole everything from forks to weed eater, wheelbarrows, an electric pump – they just cleaned it out. So they must have had a couple of trucks,” Dillon stated.

Police have received a report and have launched an investigation.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. St.Lucians just have a dirty habit of Staeling .The owner of the Stolen items should do what it Takes to Recover his items and make an example out of these thieves .St.Lucia have all Dirty Caractors Thieves.Rapist .Murderers.Con Artist.Drug Lords.Suckers inpatois.Black Magicians Men and women.and Lastly Money Eaters so called Fortune Tellers Dirty men.Not one of these So called Fortune tellers have won the Lotto.

  2. Wtph please RSLP and the Public watch out for other mushroom farmers bc we have read about them here in STLT check it!,,,smph what a shame, Plant eat grow has given this island so much good healing foods and jobs locally!,,,, someone’s gonna see and find those panels aSSAp smph smph

  3. Boy didn’t anyone in charge thought of SECURITY CAMERAS you can buy them online and guess what some use solar….they took twenty came back and took more what a joke

  4. The persons who did it are associated with the farm, or at a minimum, sent friends. This is not going to help what happened, but just like some phone can be rendered inoperable by the owner, and a radio removed from a vehicle cannot work in another vehicle, other devices and equipment are nearing that state. I remember two experiences of having my car radio stolen in the Bronx, NY. Now removing a vehicle’s radio is an exercise in futility. Would you believe that someone stole a Bit Coin Machine, and tore it open to try and get out the coins? There are no coins in a bit coin machine.

  5. Sad! But you are wrong to say that there is very little that the thieves can do with the panels: cmon!!! My advise and solution to the victim is to publish another article saying that 10 people have come forthe with leads and names of suspects including 2 prominent business men in the Gros Islet and Babonneau areas and that police is certain that more than 5 arrest will be made before jounen kweyol. My point is we need to be creative to solve crimes. Thank me later

  6. THE SAME PERSON WHO INSTALL THEM CAME BACK FOR THEM. THOSE PANELS ARE NOT EASY TO INSTALL NOR UNINSTALL IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU DOING. ITS ALSO TIME CONSUMING SO HOW OR WHEN , IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT BECAUSE IT DID NOT HAPPEN IN DAY LIGHT. CATCH THEM PUNISH THEM FOR REAL.

  7. I personally dont like thieves but to me the way this happened I smell a inside job but you employers sometimes are the cause of these things happening to your company when you dont pay your staff a proper and decent salary when they work very hard obviously they will put out a hit on your establishment.

  8. A despicable culture of theft and I can do whatever I want wherever I want. This place is a jungle masquerading as a country. Only a matter of time before it all collapses.

  9. So someone invests in a business of that nature and another feels it’s OK to impact it in such an adverse manner 🤔… so sad 😔

  10. More and more we are reducing ourselves to nothing. If thieves gonna go and steal from a school or hospital what else do you expect in situation like this.

  11. I hate to say this – but most Lucians are self destructive to self and island. Literally, ‘enemies of progress’ and then they blame government for everything. I am not affiliated with any political party – you folk are simply too much –
    -destructive
    -stealing
    -killing
    -raping
    -lying
    -envy and jealousy
    the 2 Nobel Prize winners must be turning in their graves – serious embarrassment on every level.

  12. I feel bad for them I know the hassle they went thru just to clear that but it’s worth every cent. If they still have the batteries and inverter put another 10 on the reward and check Highgrade in the Heights I have two spare 60 cell 325 watt that’s more than enough to do what they want if they not running too much

  13. I didn’t even know people eat mushroom in st lucia this tells me the chinese is here to stay I don’t eat mushrooms never have and never will but shame on those theives for this crime

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