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Man Pleads Guilty to Burglarizing a U.S. Post Office

Selmo Watts, 34, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to breaking into a Post Office, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe.

According to the plea agreement, on Nov. 27 Watts was seen on video surveillance entering the Arthuro A. Watlington, Sr. Post Office in French Town after he forced open a locked door. Watts was then seen carrying at least eight packages from the post office.

Sentencing for Watts is scheduled before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on July 6. Watts faces a sentence of no more than five years in prison, and a fine of as much as $250,000.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard E. Potter.

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