A burglary victim Friday praised Gros Islet CID after they arrested a criminal on Wednesday.
Officers nabbed Fabian Cherubin at Grande Riviere, Gros Islet.
And a court remanded him in custody when he appeared this week.
The police also arrested others.
Police charged Fabian Cherubin with several burglaries.
They included two break-ins at the home in Mongiraud, Gros Islet, where late Prime Minister, Sir John Compton, lived.
The offences occurred within the past three months.
Cherubin had served time in Martinique for serious crime.
But he had earlier escaped from prison here while waiting for officials to be extradite him for the offence.
However police here recaptured him and sent him back to Martinique.
After Cherubin served his time, Martinique authorities deported him last year, official reports say.
Sir John’s son, Sean Compton, told St Lucia Times he is grateful to the Gros Islet police who arrested Cherubin and others for burglary.
He was also thankful that the officers were able to recover some items.
Compton said he was ‘pleasantly surprised’ as he had almost given up on getting things back.
“Well done, especially for managing to get these guys – especially a renowned criminal,” Compton stated.
He acknowledged that the situation could have turned out worse for the burglary victims.
According to Compton, when the break-in took place, he was in his office a short distance away from the house.
He said he heard nothing.
But Compton said knowing Cherubin’s reputation, he is glad that others, including his mother, were not in the house.
INTERPOL in a ‘Red Notice’ on its public website in September 2020, had described Cherubin as armed, dangerous and violent.
In addition to Cherubin, Gros Islet police also arrested and charged Warren Duval of Babonneau.
This after officers executed a search warrant on Duval’s residence in Plateau, Babonneau where Cherubin lived.
Residents of the area reported seeing the police carrying away a number of items.
Officers charged Duval with unlawful possession.
And a court Wednesday granted him bail in the sum of $3,000.
However, Sean Compton informed St Lucia Times that several of his belongings are still missing.
Among them are:
An Apple Macbook Pro 15” Laptop (Space Grey) serial no. C02Z63YYLVDQ
An *Apple Macbook Pro 15” * Laptop (Silver) serial no. C02T50CFH03T
And a DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone (and accessories) Serial No. 3N3BH7K002076H
Anyone with information about the missing items is asked to contact the Gros Islet CID.