Paul Julius Nagy was arrested Saturday at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, allegedly attempting to flee the territory after he was identified as the person who sold Internet connection equipment and other stolen electrical equipment, the V.I. Police Department announced Tuesday.
According to police, Nagy, 41, was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Friday at the airport. Police said Nagy had sold electronic equipment belonging to Innovative Communications to Francis Metal Works.
Nagy is originally from California and recently worked for a company contracted by Innovative to install Internet equipment on St. Croix.
Police and other law enforcement officials on Thursday raided several scrap metal yards. Francis Metal Works was the last facility that law enforcement checked and it was there that police discovered several stolen items including more than $3,000 in electrical equipment.
The equipment was subsequently positively identified as belonging to Innovative.
During the investigation into the thefts, police viewed video surveillance footage that allegedly showed Nagy bringing and unloading Innovative equipment at Francis Metal.
Police said Nagy was driving an Innovative pickup truck at the time he brought the stolen company equipment to the metal yard.
Nagy was charged with grand larceny and held on $35,000 bail.