Friday 3 April, 2020

GPS tracking helps police recover stolen vehicle

GPS technology has once again aided police in the immediate recovery of a vehicle shortly after it was reported stolen at gunpoint.

According to police reports, around 1.50 am on Saturday, a 69-year-old man drove his vehicle – a silver Toyota Aqua valued at $86,000 – into the driveway of his Calvary Hill, San Juan, home when he was approached by two men.

The men were both armed with firearms and announced a hold-up. They then pulled the elderly man out of the vehicle and got into the car, then escaped. 

The police were notified and the vehicle was traced via its on-board GPS.

The vehicle was later found abandoned along the Saddle Road, San Juan.

Officers paid the vehicle some surveillance, however, no suspects were observed interacting with the car.

As a result, the vehicle was seized and taken into police custody.

It was said to be intact and was to be examined by crime scene investigators before being returned to the owners.

PC Berkley is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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