Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:15 pm Last modified: 3:38 pm

Man Sentenced for Burglarizing Post Office

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced 34-year-old Selmo Watts to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release for burglarizing a post office, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Gomez also ordered Watts to perform 200 hours of community service, and pay a special assessment of $100.

According to court records, during the evening of Nov. 27, Watts broke into the Arturo A. Watlington, Sr. Post Office in Frenchtown and removed at least eight packages. A Postal Inspector reviewed video surveillance of Watts entering and exiting the post office. Watts was identified by officers from the Virgin Islands Police Department, who also reviewed the surveillance video.

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The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the VIPD. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard E. Potter.

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