Kiprich retrieves chain and Rolex, but no money

KINGSTON,Jamaica- The police’s Corporate Communications Unit has confirmed that dancehall artiste Kiprich has regained possession of his Rolex and other items just days after a robbery at a Portmore AirBnB had left the deejay rueing his bad luck.

On Thursday afternoon, Kiprich had a change in fortune and he collected his chain and Rolex at the Constant Spring Tax Office in St Andrew from an alleged bus driver after following several leads. He did not, however, recover the cash that was stolen.

"Mi know how the cash woulda go, mi just glad say mi get back the Rolex and the chain, respect to the street network, the police and the fans for all their help," Kiprich told OBSERVER ONLINE.

Kiprich said he got an Instagram message from a female fan that she knew the whereabouts of the culprit, who had burglarised the unit he had been staying in Portmore. He jumped on a bike and zoomed off to downtown Kingston early Thursday morning.

At first, he was unsuccessful, then he returned two hours later with his brother and another friend. This time, the reconnaissance mission yielded success.

"About five minutes after we reached, we saw him crossing the road towards a bus. So my brother and my friend got out and tracked him. The police arrived later and grabbed him," Kiprich revealed.

After being interrogated by the cops, the man finally revealed that he had already been robbed of the cash by 'some bwoy', but he had given the jewellery to another man for 'safekeeping'.

"When I called that bredda, he started to tell he was a fan and that he had tried to contact a producer to reach me so I could get back my things. But mi just push through to the matter at hand, him is a bus driver and him never want to show up his face, and he agreed to leave the chain and Rolex at the Constant Spring tax office," he said.

He eventually retrieved the items.

"When I reached the tax office, a man saw me come in and gave me a scandal bag with the items. I still have the black scandal bag," Kiprich joked.

The deejay had reported over the weekend that an Airbnb apartment that he was renting was broken into by a lone thief who got away with more than US$50,000 (approximately $7.6 million) in cash and other valuables.

READ: Kiprich robbed of US$39,000 worth of jewellery at Portmore Airbnb

The CCU said that the man remains in custody and will be transferred to the Greater Portmore Police Station in St Catherine, where investigators are probing the case.

He has not yet been charged.

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