Seven people appeared in Magistrates’ Court on Friday facing burglary charges after they were caught trying to loot BVI Communications, according to Police Information Officer Diane Drayton.

James Watson, 57; Montgomery Butler, 50; Dwayne Peters, 34; and a minor pleaded not guilty and were granted bail for an October court date.

Kevin Stevens, 22; Mekell Delpleshe, 22; and Triston Richardson, 24, pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 300 hours of community service or a fine of $3,000.

Of the seven, five have already started community service, according to Ms. Drayton, who did not explain why suspects who pleaded not guilty did so.