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St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Burglarizing a Post Office

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, USVI –Selmo Watts, 34, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty in federal court today to breaking into a Post Office, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe.

According to the plea agreement, on November 27, 2016, 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, 2017. Watts faces a sentence of no more than five years in prison, and a fine of up to $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 United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

Updated March 1, 2017