Police recovered six stolen outboard engines valued at more than $12,000 during an operation that saw them also arrest the suspected burglars, acting Police Information Officer Carl Mason announced Friday morning.


Dejson Benjamin, 18, of Greenland, as well as a 15- and 16-year-old male, were arrested following investigations into a burglary in late August at Marine Max in Hodges Creek, he said.

Mr. Mason also said that officers recovered a vehicle that is suspected of being a getaway car used to transport the stolen engines.

The defendants were being held in custody at the time of the announcement, but Mr. Mason said they’d likely be given bail to appear at Magistrates’ Court at the conclusion of the investigation.

“This is an excellent example of intelligence-led policing and good detective work,” said acting Deputy Commissioner Sinclair Amory. “Offences like this not only damage legitimate business, they also serve to damage the image of the BVI as a safe place. It is therefore doubly satisfying to see these youths brought to justice.”