Suspected thief, Leon Todman, was arrested by St. Thomas police this week after he failed to appear at his V.I. Superior Court hearing.
Todman was arrested at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and charged with failure to appear in court. His bail was set at $5,000, and he has been remanded to the Bureau of Corrections, according to a V.I. Police Department news release.
Todman was initially pinpointed as the suspect in a 2009 robbery: the victim told police he was attacked while walking in Smith Bay in the early hours of the morning, and Todman was later identified. The victim reported Todman came out of some bushes, approached, and punched him several times in the face.
Todman allegedly took $200 from the victim’s pocket and then threatened his life, according to the release. The victim ran away, called police, and after a lengthy search, police located Todman later that same day asleep in an abandoned vehicle. He was arrested and charged with third degree robbery and remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.
Following his arrest Wednesday, Todman remains in custody pending further action from the court.