In order to help ascertain his identity, police said it will soon release a photo to the media of the alleged thief who died a few hours after he was shot during what they describe as a home invasion in Vigie this morning.
Police said the man was shot while allegedly burglarising a house belonging to a prominent businessman at about 1:45 a.m. in Vigie.
He died at Victoria Hospital at about 4:25 am.
Police said at the time of the incident, officers recovered a Blackberry, quantity of cash and jewellery in the crotch of the deceased.
A black garbage bag with several electronic items and articles of clothing belonging to the parents of the businessman was also found by police.
Police did not say who shot the alleged home invader nor did they identify the name of the prominent businessman.
A post mortem is scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2012 pending the confirmation of the identity of the individual, police said.