Two security officers who are employed with the American owned and operated St. George’s University (SGU) have allegedly breached their trust by stealing from students who they were entrusted to protect and serve.
The two – Lincoln Briggs of Mont Toute, St. George’s and Andy Wankin of Tempe, St. George’s – appeared before Chief Magistrate Her Honour, Tamara Gill on Monday and were remanded to prisons until November 27.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the suspects are among a group of security officers at the university who are currently being investigated for allegedly being involved in robbing students.
Briggs and Wankin have both been charged with housebreaking and stealing, and stealing in connection with a series of robberies of a number of items including laptop computers that belong to SGU students.
Attorney-at-law Peter David has been retained to represent Briggs while Wankin has secured the services of the Law Firm of Derick Sylvester and Associates.
Police Prosecutor, Corporal Vah Hercules objected to the granting of bail to the accused two security guards citing them as persons who were entrusted with the security and safe-keeping of the faculty and students at SGU but instead allegedly used that avenue to engage in robbery.
The court was told that the accused men allegedly stole ten laptop computers.
Briggs is also accused of stealing articles valued at EC $14,789.00 from two students at SGU while Wankin is accused of stealing articles valued at US $790.00 from a medical student.
He is also accused of stealing an Apple I-phone that is valued at EC $1,000.00 from another medical student.
Cpl. Hercules informed the court that the police are investigating 15 other security officers who are believed to be operating as part of a ring that is engaged in wrong-doing at the university.
She lamented that these persons are hired to provide security services at SGU but have now breached the trust placed in them.