Good day everyone, it’s our privilege to bring you today’s “Weekend Crime Prevention Tips”. “Weekend Crime Prevention Tips” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal St Lucia Police Force.
Crime prevention means being aware of your environment and remaining alert to situations that could make you vulnerable to crime. We cannot list specific measures that will protect you from every threatening situation, which may arise.
Instead, we hope to teach you how to think “Crime Prevention” in day-to-day living
Handling Stolen Goods
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is committed to disrupting the market for stolen goods. Of course it is tempting to buy cheap goods, but the real cost of your bargain is you being a victim of a crime. It could be you or a relative whose home is broken into, it could be your child’s bike stolen, or your neighbor’s car window smashed for the valuables inside.
So the next time you are browsing the flea market, online auction site or offered cheap goods elsewhere, consider this $150 for a Samsung Galaxy s5 smartphone? $50 for a gold chain? $20 for a 500gig external hard drive? This sound like a great deal but the person who it was stolen from paid a lot more.
According to Section 224 of the Criminal Code of Saint Lucia, Handling Stolen Goods is an offence and if convicted, you can face up to 14 years imprisonment.
* If you are not sure, where the item you are buying has come from
* If your senses are telling you that this deal is too good to be true
* If the person who offered you the item is uneasy or very persistent
DO NOT BUY THE ITEM.