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Accused Manchester cow thief in custody

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 9:00 AM    

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth of the Manchester Police Division said that a man is now in custody after he was found with three cows in his truck early Wednesday morning.

Reports are that two farmers in the Harry Watch area of North West Manchester, at about 3:00am, discovered that their cows were missing and alerted the police.

On arrival in the area the crime fighters reportedly intercepted an Isuzu box-body truck with the animals inside.

Nesbeth told the Jamaica Observer that the general problem of praedial larceny is of great concern to the police.

He said that there are patrols looking out for “unscrupulous” people who may be stealing from farms and selling to “unsuspecting” buyers.

“These are the issues affecting us. We are trying our best (to put initiatives in place) to mitigate it. For Manchester we are seeking to revitalise farmers watch groups and empower farmers….” said Nesbeth. 

-Alicia Sutherland

 

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