Press Release:– In the past twenty four hours, officers recorded successes in the recovery of motor vehicles which had been reported as stolen from various locations.
A black Mitsubishi Lancer was stolen between 11:45 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, January 24, 2019 and 1:15 a.m. today, whilst parked along Jeremie Street, Castries. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department launched an investigation into the matter, resulting in the recovery of the motor vehicle at Georgeville, Castries. One individual was arrested in relation to this incident.
Following a patrol conducted by the Special Services Unit, a blue Mitsubishi Lancer was recovered on Jeremie Street in Castries. It was reported as stolen from La Clery, between 11:00 p.m. January 24, 2019, and 7:00 a.m. January 25, 2019. One male was arrested consequent to the police operation.
In both mentioned incidents, the virtual complainants declined pursuing court action against the suspects. When asked, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) with responsibility for Operations, George Nicholas, urged individuals to resort to judicial proceedings in such matters, as it would serve as a deterrent for re-offending.
ACP Nicholas stated that in the two other instances, where both vehicles were recovered, the virtual complainants have indicated an interest in court action, for which he applauds them. During an armed robbery on January 24, 2019, about 7:40 a.m. a scooter was stolen from a male, along the Millennium Highway. The scooter was recovered and two males were arrested, following a police operation in relation to the matter. Both males are currently in custody awaiting charging.
A fourth vehicle, Suzuki Jimmy which was previously reported as stolen, was recovered earlier during the day along a farm road at Talvern, Babonneau. ACP Nicholas stated, “All four vehicles were recovered intact and returned to their respective owners. For this, I must commend the officers involved for their quick response and diligence, as well as the public for the viable information furnished to the various units. I, and by extension the Royal St. Lucia Police Force, wish to encourage persons to continue sharing critical information which can bring about resolution to crimes with the police.”