Antigua Cops Charged With Larceny In The US

Antigua Observer:- The Police Administration within the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda has confirmed that two police constables attached to the police force were arrested in the United States for alleged larceny,” a release to the media from STRATCOM said yesterday.

It said the office of the Commissioner of Police received confirmation of the incident on Tuesday 23rd April, 2019 from Norwalk Police in the United States.

Robert and Monya Dyer were both taken into police custody sometime between April 13 and 14, 2019 for the alleged incident. They were said to be on vacation in the US at the time.

The STRATCOM release adds that police in Antigua and Barbuda are in contact with police authorities in the United States, as they continue further investigations into this matter.

According to other sources, the officers – husband and wife – were charged with three counts of larceny and one count of conspiracy to commit larceny after they allegedly attempted to shoplift several items at a Costco outlet in Connecticut early last week.

However, a court date for when the couple will have to answer to the charges has not yet been set, but they been bailed for US $1,000 each.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Someone sent me an article pertaining to this, but I ignored it as fake news, especially in this era where fake news seem to have been superimposing facts quite frequently. Now that I know it is true, it is magnifies the desire some people have for material things, that they will stop at nothing to obtain them. It has to be an embarrassment to family, coworkers and friends. It will at least cost them a hefty fine, and perhaps prevent them from reentering the US in the future.

  2. PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

    Local authorities appeared starved of facts.

    Consequent upon this, the atmosphere is ‘…rife with speculations.’

    Even with the prevailing ‘…presumption,’ such reported incident would have awkwardly placed the accused officers in a position not only to be seen as ‘…rouge cops,’ but also as causing grievous harm to;

    (i) …Themselves and families;
    (ii) …their career;
    (iii) …tarnishing the reputation of the Police Service and general membership; and more troubling,
    (iv) …wounded the pride of the nation.’

    Hope everything works well for them.

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