Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Stolen vehicles recovered, arrests expected soon

Police exercises conducted by officials from the Stolen Vehicles Squad have resulted in the recovery of two vehicles which were stolen at gunpoint.

The two vehicles, were said to have been recovered this weekend by a team of officers including Sgt Swamber, PC Cuffy, PC Hinds, and PC Pierre, among several others.

One vehicle was said to have been stolen at gunpoint from a Chinese National on Saturday morning, was recovered in the St Francois Plannings.

The vehicle, which still had a baby seat attached in the backseat.

The other vehicle was said to have been recovered along William Street, Lavenitlle.

It had been reported stolen during a robbery in St Joseph that day.

Investigators are continuing inquiries into both seizures and arrests are said to be imminent.

Meanwhile, a black Toyota Corolla which was reported stolen at gunpoint in Arouca on Carnival Tuesday, has been recovered by officers of the Western Division Task Force.

According to police reports around 10am Wednesday, the officers were conducting patrols along Stage Street, Simeon Road, Petit Valley, when they observed a vehicle parked along the roadway.

The vehicle appeared to have been abandoned and when inquiries were made in the area, no one seemed to know who the vehicle belonged to.

The officers approached the car, and observed that it was unlocked.

A search was conducted and inside the vehicle, the officers found and seized what appeared to be several fake-registration plates.

A check of the Toyota itself also revealed that it was bearing false registration plates.

As a result, the vehicle was immediately seized.

Using serial numbers on the vehicle which were left unaltered, investigators were able to determine that the vehicle had been reported stolen on February 18.

As a result, the vehicle was dusted for fingerprints, and the owner of the car was contacted.

PC Clement is continuing enquires.

 

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