Larceny charge against senior fire officer is dropped by XPZ owner, but gun and ammunition charges remain in place

Glenroy Weekes, the senior fire officer who was arrested and charged for stealing money from the now destroyed XPZ Supermarket, has escaped prosecution on the larceny charge.

The charge was dismissed on Monday, November 22, at the request of one of the supermarket’s owners.

Weekes was alleged to have stolen a safe containing EC$9,000 and a sum of US dollars during the Tuesday, June 1, inferno that gutted and destroyed the business.

It was alleged that the monies were removed from the workers’ living quarters, located at the back of the supermarket premises.

In a press release, the Police had confirmed that Weekes also stole personal items belonging to the Chinese staff.  A search of his home had revealed he was in possession of both an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Accordingly, the firearm and ammunition charges levelled against him are expected to proceed to trial next year.

Weekes, a member of the Police Force for more than 40 years, was in charge of the All Saints Fire Station at the time he was arrested and charged. 

He was initially remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison, but later obtained bail in the High Court.  He will remain on suspension from the Force pending the outcome of the gun and ammunition matter.