Man held with $3million worth of Flow cables in St Andrew

Kingston, Jamaica -- A man is in police custody after he was allegedly caught stealing cables belonging to telecommunications company Flow along Hilcrest Avenue in the wee hours on Thursday.

Reports are that residents alerted police that a man was seen removing Flow cables from a manhole along the roadway.

The lawmen responded and held the suspect at the location. A truck at the scene was searched and found to contain several pieces of cable.

The cops subsequently seized the vehicle - a 2004 white and grey box body truck - and approximately 200 metres of Flow cables valued at J$3 million, and took the man in custody.

Police said the suspect will be interviewed and is expected to be charged.

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