Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Police recover stolen Flow batteries valued at $2.5 million

Some of the 40 stolen Flow batteries which were recovered in St James on Wednesday.

Some of the 40 stolen Flow batteries which were recovered in St James on Wednesday.

One person has been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the recovery of over 40 batteries and other items that were stolen from Flow cell sites.

The stolen goods, with a value of over $2.5 million, were taken from St James on Wednesday afternoon.

The batteries were reportedly stolen from Flow’s mobile sites and multi-service access nodes (MSANs) in the parishes of St Ann and Trelawny. The stolen items provided the necessary electronics and circuitry to facilitate Internet, cable and fixed voice services.

Reports are that about 3:15 p.m., members of the St James Police Division and personnel from the Flow Security Department and Technical Devices Department in Kingston, swooped on a house in Paradise, Norwood, St James.

During a search, the stolen items were recovered.

The driver of a motorcar that was utilising four of the batteries to power a massive sound system that was installed in the car, was taken into police custody in connection with the seizure.

Investigations are ongoing into the development.

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