A 55-year-old man from St Ann has been charged for several break-ins in the parish, starting in November of last year.
He’s Alcan Rose, otherwise called ‘Baz’, a vendor of Seville Heights in St Ann’s Bay.
Rose has been charged with Office Breaking and Larceny, Shop Breaking and Larceny, Shop Breaking with Intent and Malicious Destruction of Property.
The police say on Saturday, November 12 at about 7:00pm, a complainant securely locked his business place in Claremont and upon his return the following day, he observed that his establishment was broken into and the alarm system disabled.
Further checks were made and it was discovered that Rose and his accomplice stole cash and cheques amounting to $3.2 million.
A total of six boxes, each containing forty packages of cabbage seeds, which has an estimated value of over $3.3 million was also stolen.
Another complainant reported a similar incident a few weeks ago.
On Monday, March 6, at about 7:45pm, the complainant says she securely locked her ice cream and pastry shop in Claremont and upon her return she discovered that Rose forced his way into the shop and stole more than $15,000.
Later that day, the police say Rose broke into a petrol station in the same area where it was discovered that he and his accomplice/s used implements to cut the grill of a cafeteria and entered the shop.
However, nothing was stolen.
Reports were made to the police and an investigation launched into the incidents.
Rose was subsequently arrested and charged following a question and answer interview.