Seven have been arrested for a rash of burglaries which occurred in Canefield proper, Roseau and Canefield East between September 2019 and early February 2020.
According to Superintendent in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department, Davidson Valerie, burglary is one of the more prevalent of the crimes reported to police.
“Items predominantly stolen during those burglaries were television sets, laptop computers, cellular phones, jewelry, large sums of cash and Playstations, among others.”
On Monday 3rd February, acting on information received,” Superintendent Valerie detailed, “the CID conducted investigations which resulted in the arrest of seven suspects in relation to the reports.
“During the investigation, six television sets, four laptops, eight cell phones, one computer screen, one Playstation game console, one Rolex watch, two gold chains, one pellet rifle, one pair of TN sneakers and EC $1100 in cash was recovered.”
He says 25 of the reported burglaries were solved when the suspects admitted to their crimes.
“Six of the suspects have already been charged with burglary and handling stolen goods in relation to some of the matters and have appeared before the court where they were remanded in custody. Other similar charges are expected to be brought against the suspects at a later date as the investigations continue.”
Superintendent Davidson Valerie encourages the public to report suspicious activity and any knowledge of criminal matters.