Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, has announced that a special police team has been assigned to deal with an upsurge in vehicle thefts.
Moncherry recalled that when a vehicle was stolen from the Morne recently, it was recovered within hours.
However, he explained that some vehicle owners wait too long before they report thefts to the police.
“We are calling on members of the public – if you see strange vehicles; if you see vehicles driving about with strange plates or without plates, or strange vehicles in your area, you need to inform the police.”
“Let us not wait until it’s you, or you are the one – it knocks on your door, to give information. We need the information,” Moncherry told reporters.
In response to a question, he disclosed that he was not aware that there were scrapyards but had heard the reports and would have the matter investigated.
“Most definitely, we will crack down on that,” the police commissioner asserted.