A Tobago baker, bit off more than he could chew earlier this month when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a quantity of frozen ducks and chickens, valuing more than $1000 from the freezer of a Mt Pleasant priest, according to a release issued by the police service yesterday. '
According to the release, 50-year-old Dexter Romeo aka "Old Man" of Roach Trace, Mt Pleasant, appeared before magistrate Annette McKenzie in the Scarborough Magistrate's First court on Wednesday. He was granted bail in the sum of $75,000 and the matter is expected to resume on March 14.
According to reports, the 80-year-old priest of School Road, Mt. Pleasant, told police he secured his house around 7:25am, on February 4 and went away. Upon returning he noticed the hinges to a freezer in the house were missing and while checking discovered six frozen ducks and 10 frozen chickens, valued at $1,470 missing.
Romeo was arrested at his home on February 8 by investigator Cpl Wendell Campbell. Romeo's cousin, Kerwin Romeo appeared in court on the same day for an unrelated charge of breaking and larceny.