Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Police recover vehicle stolen from carpark at Mt Hope hospital

Northern Divison police are sending a strong warning to 'would-be' car thieves that no resources will be withheld in bringing them to justice.

The warning comes as a vehicle, which was reported stolen from the carpark of Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, on Thursday was recovered mere hours after by officers.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), intense investigations led the party of officers to the Bourg Mulatresse area in which the stolen vehicle was found in the vicinity of the waterfall.

Two male suspects, ages 20 and 21 were subsequently held in connection with the stolen vehicle.

Further enquires are ongoing as officers seek to bring charges in this case.

The TTPS is advising motorists of the following safety tips and practices to harden themselves against car thieves:

• Park with care: park in busy well-lit areas, near CCTV cameras if possible;

• Get a professionally fitted car alarm system or an approved mobiliser;

• Use steering locks;

• Never leave your keys in the ignition, not even in a gas station while paying for fuel;

• Keep your windows up and doors locked, especially when in slow-moving traffic; avoid keeping bags and phones in view;

• Don’t leave any valuables in your car, especially at nights;

• Have your car’s registration number etched onto all glass surfaces, including windscreen and even headlamps.

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