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Nearly 100 persons turn up to claim stolen animals in Clarendon

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 1:34 PM

Dozens of persons have turned up at the May Pen police station in Clarendon to identify and claim farm animals following the dismantling of an alleged major cattle stealing ring in the parish.

The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit had reported that it recovered 78 heads of cattle and 35 goats in the Race Track community following an operation in the area on Tuesday.

Praedial Larceny liaison officer, Michael Richards, says since then close to 100 persons turned up hoping to claim stolen animals.

Richards says proper due diligence will be followed before any animal is released.

He says those wishing to claim animals must bring along receipts from a police report and any other documentation that may assist the process.

 

Praedial Larceny liaison officer, Michael Richards

Noting that Clarendon is one of the parishes worst hit by praedial larceny, Richards says the praedial larceny prevention unit will continue to work feverishly to put a significant dent in such operations.