Man steals two PTSC bus batteries

A San Fernando man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with stealing two bus batteries from a Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) compound in San Fernando, on Monday.

Robert Thorpe, 37, a labourer, of Hubert Rance Street, was arrested by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID), following a report of larceny from the PTSC Operations Building, at King’s Wharf, San Fernando.

A manager employed with PTSC reported to police that he last observed the two batteries at his workplace around 1:50pm on Monday and went away.

He said when he returned around 2:50pm on the same date, he observed the two batteries missing.

A report was immediately made to the police and an investigation launched.

Based on information received, officers subsequently arrested the accused a short distance away, however, the two batteries were not recovered.

Thorpe was charged by PC Yeshraj Khemraj, attached to San Fernando CID on Tuesday.

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