Monday 15 July, 2019

Cunupia mechanic arrested for possession of stolen vehicles, car parts

One man has been arrested after officers of the Stolen Vehicles Squad discovered three stolen vehicles and a number of stolen car parts at his home, earlier this week.

A 32-year-old mechanic of Cunupia was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his garage along Southern Main Road, Cunupia on Monday.

Officers initially went to execute a search warrant for white Nissan Tiida reported as stolen from the Siparia district on January 26.

However, while carrying out the search, they instead found a green Nissan B13, which was reportedly stolen from a female victim while at Army Fete on February 23.

They also found and seized a Mitsubishi L200 Sportero, which was reported as stolen from a male victim along Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, on February 23, along with a quantity of L200 auto body parts.

A silver Nissan B14, with a tampered chassis number and suspected to be stolen was also seized, as well as several car parts from Mitsubishi L200 Sporteros, Kia Elantra and a Hyundai Accent engine with an erased engine number on suspicion of being stolen parts.

Meanwhile, officers also received information that led them to conduct a search of a vacant lot at Ravine Sable Road, Longdenville, where they discovered 1.2 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana.

No arrests were made in connection with the find.

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