Thursday 2 July, 2020

Police step up probe into 19-gun theft in St James

File photo of a shotgun with cartridges.

File photo of a shotgun with cartridges.

Police say they have stepped up their investigation into the case where a total of 19 guns were stolen from a security company in St James over the weekend.

Reports are that law enforcement officers are probing to find out the level of security that was in place at the facility to monitor the weapons amid claims from sources that the area where the guns were stored was left unmanned at the time of the break-in.

Information emerging is that four shotguns and fifteen .38 revolvers, along with an undetermined quantity of 12-gauge and .38 cartridges, plus three motorcycles, two desktop computers and the recording device attached to a CCTV monitoring system, with a combined estimated value of $4 million, were taken during the robbery.

Police sources said it appeared that entry was gained by the forced removal of internal and external padlocks.

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