Two brothers were arrested on St. Thomas Saturday and charged with grand larceny.
Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives arrested 20-year-old Humberto Miga and his 16-year-old brother while they were in possession of a stolen Apple laptop computer.
The computer had been reported stolen Friday by a man who said it had been taken from his vehicle parked in Sugar Estate.
The man said the following day he received a phone call from an unknown person demanding $600 for the computer and was told of a meeting location for the exchange.
Police set up surveillance on the suspects, Miga and his brother, who were traveling in a vehicle to meet the victim. At about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Miga got out of the vehicle and handed the victim his computer to make the exchange, and the brothers were arrested.
Members of the Special Operations Bureau, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Crime Prevention Bureau and Department of Planning and Natural Resources assisted with this case.
Bail for Miga was set at $45,000, and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action. The minor, who was released into his parent’s custody pending further action from Juvenile Court, was also charged with vehicle tampering.