Police retrieve items reported stolen from a Villa home, while officers catch burglar hiding in a restaurant’s restroom

The Police have retrieved a number of stolen items that are believed to have been taken from the home of a Villa man.

Reports say a Bennett Street, Villa, man contacted the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and reported that his house had been broken into, and a number of items had been stolen sometime between 4 a.m. and 3:35 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

Officers are said to have visited the scene and discovered that the intruders had removed three glass louvre panes from an eastern bedroom window.

They then entered the home and stole a Samsung 32-inch flat screen television set from a bedroom and an Oster kettle, a blender and a black transformer from the kitchen.  The unknown persons left the house through an eastern door.

The Police later received information concerning the break-in and larceny and went on duty at Bay Street, Villa.  There, the items were found in an abandoned house that is occupied by a man and a woman.

The items were removed and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for investigation purposes.

Meanwhile, officers from the CID received an anonymous call indicating that a break-in was in progress at the Papa Zouk Bar and Restaurant on Hilda Davis Drive.

This offence reportedly occurred at about 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23.

They responded to the call and found the lock of the entrance door dislodged, thus establishing there had been a break-in.  Some officers reportedly surrounded the building, while others entered and discovered a 59-year-old Powells man hiding in the restroom.

He was apprehended and taken into custody.

Reportedly, upon further examination of the building, the policemen found the burglar alarm system had been damaged.

Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.