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Senior Cop Says Police Not Asleep

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As Saint Lucia grapples with a surge in violent crime, resulting in 42 homicides so far in 2024, a senior police officer has assured the public that members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) remain vigilant.

“We want to let everybody know that the police are not asleep that we are out there. We are continuing to do our job and we will pursue any criminal activity so that we can bring Saint Lucia to a state of calm and ensure that Saint Lucians can live peacefully,” Assistant Commissioner of Police responsible for the North, Elvis Thomas asserted.

Thomas spoke to reporters on Monday as Saint Lucians awaited an ‘all-clear’ announcement regarding Hurricane Beryl’s passage.

He disclosed that police officers, all of whom had their leave cancelled due to the storm, were on patrol throughout the island and would respond as needed to keep residents safe.

“We want to encourage everyone to please stay away from criminal activity. Whether we  are in a hurricane season or not we want persons to deal with situations better. Criminal activity will not make life easy for you but it will only make it worse for you,” Thomas stated.

“We are continuing to do our job and we will pursue any criminal activity so that we can bring Saint Lucia to a state of calm and ensure that Saint Lucians can live peacefully,” he said.

A day earlier, a man police identified as Kevin Dupree alias’ Bim Bim’ was fatally shot during a drive-by at Bagatelle, Castries.

Officers who responded found Dupree lying motionless at the roadside.

The police learned that two other men later sustained non-life-threatening injuries in what investigators suspect was a retaliatory shooting at Independence City, Castries.

One of the men sustained an injury to the right leg, while the other received an injury in the region of the buttocks.

Both received treatment at the OKEU Hospital.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Great improvent !
    Great Job !
    Take courage and continue, your deed will follow you !
    Blessings ❗

  2. The police are very good at mopping up, after the shit hits the fun, but most times they should act before the shit hits the fan. After burglars ransacked my house I realized that a pair of suede shoes costing $160.00US had been stolen. About 6 months later I noticed a well off individual wearing what appeared to be my shoes walking down Micoud Street. I quickly approached a plain clothes officer to inform him that I suspected the shoes to be mine. I told him that I have a sticker inside the shoes that is difficult to remove and difficult to notice as well. All I want is to satisfy my self that this is not my shoes. The officer never assisted me. Instead he gave me all kinds of cock and bull advice. I continued to follow the individual while I called for private reinforcement. As soon as my reinforcement arrived they confronted the individual near the church door. The individual willingly removed one side shoe so that I could check for the sticker. And I was correct. I showed him my name inside the shoe. He confessed that he had bought the shoes from ——. I would have taken the shoes from him right away but for his cooperation I allowed him to go home with it. And I went in search of the individual who sold my shoes to him . To cut a long story short, the man refunded me 200.00EC which I accepted and he paid the private reinforcement for their work. He said he is not a thief but bought the shoes from a guy which he would not like to name for fear of his safety. I could have continued to intorrogate him until the end but I allowed that to pass.

  3. Organise Operational .Missions.Traffic Checks should be happening Weekly in St.Lucia .This have been an Hold for years now.

  4. Lucians need to stop buying stolen items – they are extremely envious and always want what others have. They buy stolen produce from other peoples garden and stolen items for crooks. What good will come to anyone who does that??—bayteeze 24/7

  5. Typical lucians.some of them has everything but still envy others shameless people

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