The St. Elizabeth Police have begun investigations into the break-in of the Santa Cruz Courthouse located on the compound of the police station.

The courthouse is located directly behind the Santa Cruz Police Station.

Nationwide understands that following the Wednesday night incident, a laptop that was being stored in a vault in the courthouse was stolen.

It’s understood the key to the vault was found and used to gain access.

Nationwide also understands that several snack items and candy belonging to the janitor who usually stores her goods in the building was taken.

Head of the St. Elizabeth Police division, Superintendent Narda Simms confirmed the break-in but has reportedly been tight-lipped regarding the details.

Yesterday, the proceedings at the Santa Cruz courthouse were postponed due to the incident.

It’s understood Lawyers, court staff, and the judiciary were affected by the break-in, which resulted in police cordoning off a section of the building for several hours.

Originally built as the petty-sessions court, the 11-million dollar building was formally opened by then Justice Minister, AJ Nicholson in 2007.

There’re no cameras installed to either the courthouse or police station.