A man charged with stealing chickens and eggs on more than one occasion from a farm at Augier, Vieux Fort, is at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) awaiting another court appearance on Thursday.
Praedial Larceny Unit officers cracked the case after advising the farm owner to install security cameras in response to repeated disappearances of his chickens and eggs.
Days after the farmer installed the cameras, they recorded the thief, and officers arrested him.
The Praedial Larceny Unit has been advising farmers to organise farmer watch groups and invest in security cameras to address the theft of their produce.
The Unit issued the advice amid a spike in praedial larceny reports, including the theft of cattle and goats.
This week Plant Grow Eat farm offered a $10,000 reward for returning solar panels stolen from its Des Barras, Babonneau operation.
Thieves made off with over sixty panels from the farm’s 25-kilowatt solar field, which had facilitated mushroom production.
The intruders also broke into a container and took several items, including wheelbarrows and garden forks.
The police are investigating.
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