St Lucia Police have charged Francis Lalanne aka “Monkey” for the offence of handling stolen goods.
Law enforcement sources tell St Lucia Times that Lalanne was caught with some laptops that was stolen from motor vehicles at Pointe Seraphine where persons went to visit the Logos Hope on Friday evening.
He is expected to make an appearance before the First District Court in Castries today in connection with this incident.
The fifty-one year old Balata resident was granted bail in July 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.
Lalanne has also been charged with theft after he was accused of breaking into a vehicle belonging to a senior civil servant on June 21, 2017 and stealing an iPad.
He appeared in court last Friday October 20, for a sufficiency hearing on those two charges. The matter was adjourned to January 2018.