Jamaican man charged after phone repair shop robbed in Antigua

Tyrese Oglivie, an 18-year-old Jamaican, has been charged for his alleged role in the theft of several items from a phone repair shop in Antigua and Barbuda in January.

The complainant, it is alleged, returned to his store in early January and found it had been burglarized. Among the stolen goods were smartphones, phone screens, headphones and chargers, worth more than EC$40,000.

The police were called and it was believed the criminals had used a hammer and crowbar to gain access to the establishment.

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Following a review of CCTV footage, two individuals were identified, one of them carrying a gray bag and wearing Nike slippers.

A week later, the complainant was notified that a phone screen similar to one taken from his store was for sale on Facebook. The complainant then arranged to meet the seller at his place of business.

Following this, the police were called and Tyrese Oglivie was singled out.

A search was conducted at Oglivie’s residence, and it was reported that several phones and screens were found, along with the bag and slippers used by one of the thieves seen on CCTV.

Oglivie was later arrested and charged.

He appeared in St John Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

According to media sources on the Eastern Caribbean island, the case has been adjourned and a committal hearing is scheduled for September 13.

Daniel C. Williams