Owners and staff of four Road Town businesses that were burgled in September testified in Magistrates’ Court Friday, each describing either broken glass, locks that had been gouged by a metal tool, or both.
Although two of the businesses had security video footage of the break-ins, none of the four witnesses who testified Friday morning said they knew who had burgled their businesses.
Prosecutors allege that all four of the burglaries were carried out by Terrance Stapleton, who is representing himself in the trial.
Two of the burglaries took place on the night of Sept. 5 at the Monarch Building: Cash and electronics were stolen from the Personal Touch Nail and Beauty Salon, and the door was damaged at the Against All Odds Barbershop, witnesses said Friday.
The other two burglaries took place at the Omar Hodge Building on the night of Sept. 14. Cash was stolen and glass doors allegedly were damaged upstairs at the Total Elegance Salon and downstairs at Medicure Pharmacy.
Police have also accused Mr. Stapleton in the Sept. 13 burglary of Said Department Store.
See the May 7, 2015 edition for full coverage.