St. Thomas police report increase in motor vehicle theft

September 16, 2014 1:39 AM

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The St. Thomas police are reporting an up-tick in break-ins and larceny of motor vehicles between January 1 and September 6 this year, when compared to the same period last year.

Reported break-ins have jumped from 41 to 64, for the period under review.

At the same time, murders have seen a dip going from 21 last year to 8 this year over the period, while shootings recorded a slight decrease with 12 incidents reported between January and September 6 this year, compared with 16 for the same period, last year.

Deputy Superintendent Berisford Williams of the St. Thomas police says the spike in break-ins and larceny of motor vehicles have become a cause for concern.

DSP Williams says the police will be increasing their presence in the areas of concern, which include Lyssons, Morant Bay, and Port Morant.


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