2 men arrested, 11 vehicles recovered in St Catherine car theft bust
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Two men were arrested and 11 stolen motor vehicles were recovered when the Old Harbour police dismantled a major car theft ring on Sunday during a series of operations in the Gordonwood district, in Church Pen, St Catherine.
The seized vehicles include six Nissan AD wagons, a Nissan Tiida, a Mitsubishi Lancer, two Toyota Wish, and a Toyota Avensis. Along with these, police also recovered a substantial cache of car parts, also believed to be stolen.
The Old Harbour Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) has reportedly taken over the case and is currently conducting investigations into the operations.
The police are urging residents who have reported their cars stolen to come forward and identify if their vehicles match the descriptions of the confiscated cars.
In a bid to return these vehicles to their rightful owners, the Old Harbour police have set up a hotline. Anyone whose vehicle was stolen is urged to contact the Old Harbour police station at 876-203-3659.
The lawmen said that they are hopeful that this breakthrough will significantly curtail car theft activities in the parish and improve overall security.
The police added that this incident underscores the continuing efforts of the St Catherine South police to combat car theft and related crimes in the region, as a result they are urging the public to remain vigilant and continue to report any suspicious activities that may help prevent future incidents of this nature.