Sometime between May 7 and May 9, 2016, thieves broke in to a home under construction in the north-west area of the city. Once inside the thieves stole 20 boxes of laminate flooring, a Jackson-Charelle red electric guitar, a Gibson Les-Paul red sunburst guitar, a Yamaha 12 string acoustic guitar, a Yamaha blonde violin, a Marshall 410 watt cabinet speaker and 8 faucets (for kitchen and bathrooms). The total amount stolen from the residence is approximately $5,400. The 3 guitars were in hard cases, which were taken with the guitars.
Thanks to an alert citizen the suspects in the above incident have been identified. On May 17, 2016 an 18-year old from St. Thomas was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and breach of youth Probation. He remains in custody pending a bail hearing. A warrant has been issued for the other suspect, a 21-year old from St. Thomas for charges of possession of stolen property and breach of Probation.
The flooring, under padding and faucets have all been recovered. The guitars are still outstanding. Anyone with information in regards to the location of the guitars is asked to contact the St. Thomas Police or Crime Stoppers.