Teens held after two-day break-in and larceny spree in St Ann
The police in St Ann have charged a 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old Demaro Palmer with housebreaking, shop breaking and larceny and malicious destruction of property following over 10 reports of break-ins in Brown's Town in the parish on the weekend of July 11 and 12.
The two accused have so far been charged in relation to three cases, with more than seven other complaints still to be addressed.
Reports are that the complainants locked their business places and left and the premises were later broken into and several items stolen.
In one case, on Church Street in the town, a storeroom was broken into and a 48-inch television valued at $55,000 and an LG home theatre system valued $20,000 were taken.
In another incident, a shop in the Brown's Town Market was broken into and items valued at over $20,000 were taken.
Additionally, in a third incident, an unoccupied four-bedroom house in the town was broken into, and was allegedly being used by the accused to store the stolen items.
Following the break-ins, several reports were made to the police, and an investigation was launched.
An operation was carried out on Monday, July 13, during which Palmer and the other teen were arrested after the house that they were occupying was searched and several of the stolen items were recovered.
They were charged by the police on Monday of this week.
Investigators are finalising dates for their appearances in court.