Latest News

Sell your valuables at a police station, cops suggest

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 9:22 AM    

Print this page Email A Friend!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have offered their services to assist members of the public to sell their vehicles or other expensive items at a police station.

This, according to Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, is to prevent the buyer or seller being robbed and possibly killed by unscrupulous individuals.

The move comes against the background of an increase in robberies, which has sometimes resulted in murder of people trying to buy or sell such items.

"In recent times, unsuspecting members of the public who have offered goods for sale have been killed or robbed by persons posing as customers. In order to prevent such crime, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force must accommodate all requests from members of the public who seek the assistance of the Police when conducting transactions, buying or selling, of especially expensive items with persons unknown to them," Ellington said in this week's edition the Force Orders.

Members of the public carrying out such transactions can visit the nearest police station where police personnel on duty will document the identity of the purchasers, will record the identification marks of the item on offer, such as serial numbers or in the case of motor vehicle — chassis and engine numbers.

"Transactions can be carried out at police stations where standard buying and selling procedures, for example, presentation of valid identification will be observed. In the event where prospective buyers of motor vehicles wish to take a vehicle on test drives, the police will accompany if possible," Ellington said.

Like our Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter





1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus


Do you think an increase in JUTC bus fares is justified at this time?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon