Police Say An Army Man Was Involved in the Break-in at the Antigua PM’s Home
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua– One of the soldiers that was supposed to be guarding Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s private residence ; allegedly broke into the house.
Police say 22-year-old Zavier Baltimore of the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) will appear in court this week, to face charges in connection with the break-in that occurred sometime between August 3 and 10.
Police are also contemplating whether to charge Baltimore with misbehaviour in public office, according to the Daily Observer newspaper.9ikm.
Prime Minister Browne had discovered that two laptops and an iPad were stolen from his house when he and his family returned home from vacation overseas.
Questions were raised about how someone was able to get into the residence when the property had a 24-hour security detail that comprised of soldiers from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and police officers during the daylight hours.
The Daily Observer reported that Baltimore graduated from the recruit programme of the ABDF in May this year and since then had been among the soldiers assigned to provide security at Browne’s Hodges Bay residence.
Interestingly, the Prime Minister had addressed Baltimore’s graduation ceremony at which he praised the new soldiers for their career choice.
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