(CMR) A senior police officer, who recently celebrated 40 years in the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, was arrested and charged with larceny on Tuesday. The policeman was reportedly charged for stealing US3,000 and personal items from a safe while attending the scene of a fire.
According to the Antigua Observer, the police investigated a report of larceny where the senior police officer within the Fire Department allegedly stole the money and personal items.
During the investigation, the Police recovered an unlicensed firearm with ammunition inside the home of the officer. As a result, the officer was arrested and charged with Larceny, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
The officer who was expected to make an appearance before a Magistrate on Thursday 3rd June will be suspended pending the determination of the charges against him.
The officer allegedly stole the money from XPZ Supermarket while other officers were attempting to extinguish a fire that gutted the supermarket.
The Police Administration says it takes these allegations seriously as they do not represent the core values of the Royal Police Force of Antigua Barbuda and reassures the public of its commitment to displaying professional and ethical behaviors as the Force serves the community, the Observer reported.