A meticulous investigation by members of the Vacoas Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has cleared up a case of theft from a 30-year-old Zimbabwean tourist. The tourist, an accountant by profession, had been robbed in his car, which was parked near the Henrietta cemetery in Vacoas. His wallet containing a sum of 2,500 dirham (Rs 30,806) had been stolen. Cemetery janitor Cansamy Subramaney, 43, a local resident, was arrested on Friday July 14. He was questioned closely and soon confessed to the theft.
The theft had been committed between 11.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday July 9. In his complaint to the Vacoas police station at around 4pm on the same day, the Zimbabwean tourist, who lives in Dubai, gave an account of the day’s events. The thirty-something, who was staying at the Hotel Ambre in Belle Mare, explained that he had come down to this spot to admire the Seven Cascades. Before going there, he had parked his car, a blue Suzuki, near the cemetery.
On his return, he was stunned to find that the passenger-side door window had been broken and that his wallet, containing the sum of 2,500 dirhams, had been stolen. The tourist, who had arrived in Mauritius on Saturday July 8, had already left the country on Tuesday July 11.
The investigation by the Vacoas CID led to the arrest of Cansamy Soobramaney on Friday July 14. Cansamy Soobramaney, who is the janitor of the cemetery not far from where the tourist had parked his car, was subjected to intensive questioning in connection with the theft. The man eventually confessed his guilt in the case. He will also be questioned about other cases of theft committed at this location.
Cansamy Subramaney was brought before the Curepipe court during the day on Friday July 14, before being returned to his cell at Vacoas police station until Friday July 21.