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St Andrew police make million-dollar seizure of laptops

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2014 | 9:35 AM

The St Andrew North police say six persons have been arrested in relation to the seizure of more than $1 million worth of stolen electronic gadgets in the division in the last six days.

In the latest incident yesterday, a woman was arrested during a sting operation.

Acting Crime Officer, Detective Inspector, Marvin Brooks says a complainant reported to the police that a stolen laptop was seen being advertised on a Facebook page.

He says the police carried out their investigations and nabbed the woman at a house in Kingston 10.

Inspector Brooks says the woman was held with nine laptops, nine tablet computers and numerous other electronic gadgets.

It is alleged that the woman receives stolen goods then sells them over the Internet.

Meanwhile, Inspector Brooks says last week, six other persons were arrested and charged in relation to operations carried out across St Thomas and St Andrew North.

He says 11 laptops, five iPad computers, a quantity of cellular telephones, and numerous other electronic gadgets were seized.

Inspector Brooks says the value of the seized items is more than one point five million dollars.

The six have been charged with burglary, larceny, receiving stolen property unlawful possession of stolen property and housebreaking.

The crime officer is urging persons to visit the Constant Spring police station to identify any property they may have lost. 

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