Two men were recently arrested and charged for burglary in less than a month, police said Monday.

Orville Christopher, of Sea Cows Bay, was arrested and charged with illegally entering a villa in Long Bay, according to the Police Information Office.

He appeared before Magistrates’ Court and was remanded, police said, noting that jewellery and grocery items were taken during the break-in. Timron Layne, 30, of Josiahs Bay, was also charged in late September for illegally entering a home in Lambert Bay, as well as unlawful possession of cannabis, police said.

Virgin Gorda burglaries

Following more burglaries last week in which cash was taken from three villas and a residence on Virgin Gorda, police said officers are working to stem break-ins on the sister island as well.

The police also said 14 burglaries were recorded during September, which represented a 22 percent decrease when compared to September 2021. But they added that burglaries of dwellings dominated the burglary category. They did not provide statistics for other months.

The police are asking the public to make security checks around their premises and install security cameras to help detect trespassers.