Habitual shop-breakers held in Manchester, another held in Kingston

May 31, 2020

Lawmen assigned to the Manchester and Kingston Central Police Division arrested three shop breakers for shop-breaking and larceny following a series of breakings.

Arrested are: 36-year-old Courtney Folkes and 26-year-old Tyrone Douglas both of Berrydale district, Porus in Manchester and Riches district, Clarendon.

Reports are that about 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, May 24, the suspects broke into abusiness establishment on Main Street, Porus in Manchester and removed several items when they were accosted by a team of officers.

An investigation was launched and they were subsequently linked to several other shop-breakings and larceny, one of which was committed in Spalding, Clarendon on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Reports are that at 2:00 a.m., the police were alerted to the businessplace where approximately JMD 2 million worth of items were stolen, including eight poker boxes.

A court date is being finalised.

Meanwhile, the Central Police arrested 23-year-old Quency Johnson of Luke Lane, Kingston for Shop Breaking and Larceny on Saturday, May 23.

It is alleged that a team of officers was on patrol along West Queen Street in the parish; when the accused was seen with a Panasonic microwave oven, a container of cooking oil among several other items. He was accosted and the items seized.

An investigation was launched and the stolen properties pointed out by the complainant.

Johnson was charged and is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday, June 9.  

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