Balata resident, Francis Lalanne, alias ‘Monkey’ reappeared in court at Gros Islet Monday, charged with theft.
Just last week the fifty-one year old was granted bail in the sum of $3000 cash or suitable surety on a charge of preparing for commission of a crime, contrary to section 80 of the Criminal Code of Saint Lucia.
That charge arose from a police operation on Wednesday, June 28 at Balata during which 26 vehicle keys, 2 alarm remotes and 68 key tags were recovered.
According to information obtained by the Times, this time around Lalanne was charged on Friday with theft contrary to Section 194 of the Criminal Code.
He is accused of breaking into a vehicle belonging to a senior civil servant on June 21, 2017 and stealing an iPad.
It is reported that the incident, which occurred in the North of the Island, was recorded on CCTV cameras.
‘Monkey’ was granted bail in the sum of $3000 cash, suitable surety or land documents on the theft charge, ordered not to leave the state and told to surrender his travel documents.
He was also instructed not to contact the virtual complainant.
Lalanne is scheduled to appear in court again on August 3, 2017.