Four men arrested in Delices burglary

arrestedFour men are in police custody following a burglary incident at the Delices Village Council.

Some $10,000, allocated to recipients of the Government Public Assistance Programme (pauper’s allowance), were stolen.

According to police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, the incident occurred between November 28 and 29 when council’s office was broken into and a safe containing the money taken.

In the course of investigations by the police, the men were arrested.

So far $7,000 have been recovered.

The men have not been charged.

Investigations continue, Inspector Carbon said.

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18 Comments

  1. labourite
    December 3, 2013

    why have they not been charged?soon they are walking on the streets trying the same thing again.one of the family members of a particular involved in the robbery said is labourites that steal the money coming to find out is a member of his family that did that..so shame they will give labourites a break

  2. Truth be told
    December 3, 2013

    Why are Village Councils administering this money and not the Dominica Social Security or a National Welfare Agency? That is the problem which needs addressing!

  3. IluvmyPm
    December 3, 2013

    Allowance, more like bribery.

  4. south east voice
    December 3, 2013

    its time for us to upgrade in Dominica and have something like a food stamp system in Dominica, everything dont have to be cash ,,lets move up the ladder we are heading to 2014,,that is what we call development,,that cash thing is doors for theft and corruption..

  5. Kwedi
    December 2, 2013

    That is what you calling volere volais volere. If there was a well managed social welfare program every red badge carrier wouldn’t be handling that kind of cash.

  6. Justice and Truth
    December 2, 2013

    These are also cursed. They are another set of heartless people, stealing what is meant for the poor. Shame! Shame! Shame!
    Thank God they were caught. What is the delay in charging them? Since they were caught, they should be charged. Are they not guilty of stealing the money? Incarcerate them!
    It is a serious crime to steal from the poor. They should be severely punished. No mercy for them! They should not receive bail and should spend Christmas, New Years and Carnival in prison. They are lucky I am not a judge or magistrate in Dominica.
    This is the time of year for thefts. People all over the world must be careful with also their purses.
    These authorities will have to devise a plan how to distribute the money to the needy. They must also not make an issue out of it, i.e., to broadcast it that evil, thievery people will be aware of it and make their eye sockets grow big to the point of not being able to contain themselves, to even sleep and to go out of their way to break and enter and steal the money for the poor.
    Take precautions. I hope you have a camera system which will capture theives. Ensure that your office has a burglar alarm system. If they break and enter, it will sound and they may immediately be caught.

    • Anonymous
      December 3, 2013

      stop running ur mouth n u doe no nuttin u could be god no one cares thats your business lets see whats gonna happen hold ur opinion to urself shut the hell up

  7. BEB
    December 2, 2013

    “The men have not been charged” Are they expecting to be charged?

  8. Kokay There
    December 2, 2013

    Voleh!!! Then blame my sweet PM

  9. listener
    December 2, 2013

    @ aye do you realize this happen at month end ?the clark can’t go to the bank each time a pauper comes for his/her little something, come on.

  10. Anonymous
    December 2, 2013

    Great job Cpl. Francis you’re a great officer. Keep working hard. You made the community proud of the work you do.

  11. Anonymous
    December 2, 2013

    they stole from delice and soufriere looks like the poor is stealing what is for the poorer

    • just saying
      December 3, 2013

      the poor or the lazy? i believe its the young LAZY men who are stealing from the poor old people.

  12. Mwen Enkor
    December 2, 2013

    Why would the authorities permit the people to have so much cash in those village council offices that are not prpoerly secured? Why not place the money at the bank and withdraw everytime something is needed.Those who are responsible for the village council should be held accountable.
    Si pa ni soutiwè, pa ni voler.

  13. yes sa
    December 2, 2013

    that is a wake up call for the government to renovate all the dilapidated councils office that are not safe and not conducive for working. mine self is cheire (heart) i taking to work there.

  14. joke man
    December 2, 2013

    all part of the next level

  15. Aye
    December 2, 2013

    Delice dsnt have a bank to deposit this money?

  16. Malgraysa
    December 2, 2013

    No mercy for these karants! Stealing paupers’ money is the lowest of the low.

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