Melvin Henry of Castries, who was captured on CCTV cameras stealing items from AF Valmont, has been committed to stand trial for stealing.
Henry is accused of stealing several items which include alcohol, power tools and parts from AF Valmont between June 9, 2012 at 6 pm and June 12, 2012 at 7 am.
According to court records, the items had been locked in a secure store room area for the weekend and minimal security was in effect as it was the weekend.
The report was made by the company’s security chief who first noticed a busted back door when he began his daily ritual of walking through the store before opening. Once he had established that the door had been forced, Anthony Joseph took visual appraisal of the store room area, noticing that several areas had been disturbed and left in disarray.
He called the police and a made a report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). During the investigation the police were granted access to CCTV camera recordings which had been operational at the time of the robbery. The suspect was clearly caught on camera during his entry to the store.
A few days later the suspect was at custody suites where he met some officers. The tape was shown to one Melvin Henry who identified himself to police on the tape. Henry consented to an interview which was conducted in the presence of a Justice of the Peace.
The interview was conducted and Henry’s answers were recorded. He signed the sheets after he confirmed the answers were his.
Henry was subsequently charged with burglary and taken to court where bail was denied. Henry insists that the only items which he took were the alcohol.