SRP charged with stealing jewelry from fellow officer

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 06:00

A special reserve police officer will appear in court this morning for allegedly stealing jewelry from a colleague.

Reports indicate that a police officer took off his jewelry and left it at the Police Barracks in St James but when he returned he observed his gold chain and ring, valued at $7,000, were missing.

A report was made to the St Clair Police Station.

Investigations by Senior Superintendent Ajith Persad and Inspector Mark Maharaj lead officers to a pawnshop in Port-of-Spain where officers recovered the officer’s gold chain only.

However, further investigations resulted in the subsequent arrest of a special reserve officer with seven years' service.

The SRP was charged over the weekend and is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today.