Tuesday 23 July, 2019

4 guns stolen from Mandeville businessman’s home

Police are searching for hoodlums who broke into the home of a prominent businessman in Mandeville, Manchester on Monday, and stole four firearms and a large sum of money, Loop News understands.

Reports are that at around 7:45 pm, the businessman was away from home when criminals went to the house and managed to pry open the door before stealing three shotguns and a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol from his vault.

The thugs also reportedly escaped off with J$100,000, US$1,000 and an assortment of gold jewelry, the value of which has not yet been ascertained.

Police have since launched a massive search to locate the criminals.

Break-ins have become a crime of significant concern in Manchester over the last year.

Among the items apparently in focus of those behind break-ins in the parish are licensed firearms, with a significant number having been stolen from homes since the start of 2017, resulting in prosecution of some of the owners.

In some instances, break-ins were reportedly done by persons posing as legitimate service providers, which the police have warned householders to on the look-out for.

A major break-in suspect, a former cop, Garnett Dixon, otherwise called 'Pollo', was arrested in connection with several home invasions last year.

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