Police have made major progress in investigating a series of burglaries taking place during curfew hours in the north of the island.
An operation conducted between the Criminal Investigations Department and General Duties of the Gros Islet Police Station resulted in six males and one female suspected of carrying out the thefts were apprehended early this morning.
The officers intercepted the seven individuals in two separate locations in Rodney Bay attempting to unlawfully gain access into establishments.
“They were found with crowbars and other tools they are suspected of using in order to complete the job”, one individual told The Voice.
Business owners, particularly around the Rodney Bay strip, report that break-ins have increased for the past two months, leaving them with significant expenses.
According to one restaurateur, the business place experienced a series of break-ins that resulted in thefts of drinks and electronics during the time of the full lockdown on bars and restaurants.
While police searched the vehicle they were using, it was observed that the four of the apprehended were lying on the road with their hands behind their backs.
According to police, “further investigations lead officers to believe that the individuals in custody are linked to several previous burglaries of various restaurants and other businesses in the north of the island.”
Investigations are ongoing and charges are expected to be preferred against all parties in short order.