A company director’s house under construction in an upmarket district of Floréal was broken into on Thursday November 16. The thieves forced open a wooden door at the back of the house to gain access to the interior. They made off with several wooden chairs and stools. The total value is estimated at Rs 150,000. An investigation initiated by Curepipe’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in conjunction with the Divisional Crime Intelligence Unit led to the identity of the perpetrator. The perpetrator was Jean Ricardo Stephen Quirin, a 48-year-old bricklayer from Cité Mangalkhan, Floréal. He was arrested and soon confessed. Part of the stolen goods was recovered.
It was on Saturday November 18 that this 49-year-old company manager from Quatre Bornes reported a case of theft to the Floréal police station. He reported a case of theft perpetrated in his house under construction in an upscale district of Floréal. According to his version, the theft took place between 7 and 11 a.m. on Thursday 16th. A wooden door at the back of the house was forced open, allowing the perpetrators to get inside.
They came away with four black bar stools, three black and white wooden chairs, two sofas and a cushion. All valued at Rs 150,000. Following Ricardo Quirin’s arrest, CID investigators were able to recover some of the stolen furniture. The suspect was brought before the Curepipe court on Friday November 24. He was then returned to his cell at the Vacoas detention center.