Cops foil major telecoms cable theft
Detective Inspector and Station Commander for Red Hills Police, Colin Burgher

ST ANDREW, Jamaica - The Red Hills Police in St Andrew say they have thwarted the major theft of cables belonging to one of the country’s telecommunications providers, valued at millions of dollars.

The incident took place sometime after 4:00 am on Wednesday, Detective Inspector and Station Commander for Red Hills Police, Colin Burgher, said.

One suspect has been held in connection with this theft.

“Early this morning, the Red Hills Police received a tip about suspicious men in the area. Thanks to the quick response of our officers and the vigilant actions of our local citizens, we were successful in foiling a major theft involving millions of dollars worth of cables belonging to one of Jamaica’s telecommunications providers," he said

The lawman added that this incident is a perfect illustration of effective community/police collaboration.

“It serves as a reminder of the need for vigilance in our respective spaces and the indispensable role citizens play to ensure that potential threats are swiftly managed,” Burgher added.

“We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the whistle-blowers for their timely report and commendable community commitment. Our success in maintaining safety and security relies heavily on such partnerships and we encourage everyone to remain watchful of their surroundings, report suspicious activities and cooperate with the police,” he went on to say.

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