The Goodlands CID hit hard on Tuesday November 8. Four suspects involved in several thefts were arrested in less than an hour. They all confessed and remain in detention.
Louis Steeven Mémé (24), resident of Cité-St Claire in Goodlands, was wanted by the police since 2013 because he did not pay his deposit. On Tuesday his escapade ended. Louis Steeven Mémé was apprehended by the Criminal Investigation Division of Goodlands. He confessed to attacking college and foreign workers. “When college students make resistance, I slap them and threaten them with a knife, before taking their cell phones and their money. I also supervise foreign workers. I attack them as soon as they make withdrawals,” he told the investigators. The suspect also confessed to having taken jewelry to the detriment of his cousin.
During a search at his home, a cell phone and a gold ring worth Rs 20,000 were recovered. He says he sold the other laptops to strangers. After his interrogation, he was detained.
Meanwhile, two other suspects who burgled a shop in Grand Gaube on Sunday were arrested. They are Louis Frédérick Joli (40 years), recidivist and his accomplice Duval Fanfan (40 years), both inhabitants of Grand-Gaube. They got into a shop by cutting breeze blocks and stole alcoholic beverages, cigarette cartridges and prepaid cards. The looted booty is estimated at Rs 100,000. They resold the items to people from the locality.
“Mo kokin pou droguer”
Patrick Leonide (46), a recidivist, who steals only vegetables and fruits, was also arrested. He admitted to stealing Rs 20,000 of silt in a plantation. “Mo kokin pou droguer, mone vann ban limons la avec ban inkonu et mo fine achete la drogue pou mo consommer,” he told the police. After his interrogation, he was detained.
On Wednesday, the four suspects appeared in court in Pamplemousses. Louis Steeven Mémé is charged with three provisional charges of ‘larceny breaking’, ‘larceny with violence’ and ‘breach of conditional discharge’. Louis Frédérick Joli and his accomplice Duval Fanfan were provisionally charged with burglary. Patrick Leonide responds with a provisional charge of ‘plundering’. The police objected to their conditional release and were returned to the police cell.
The investigation conducted by Sergeant Krishna-Nair is supervised by SP Gokhool.