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Cop held on suspicion of burglary, housebreaking

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A constable stationed in St Catherine is now behind bars in St Ann after being held on suspicion of burglary and housebreaking.

Superintendent Wayne Cameron, who is in charge of the St Ann Police Division, told The Gleaner that the constable was held on Monday on suspicion of breaking into houses in Richmond, St Ann, and in Linstead, St Catherine, where he resides.

On Wednesday, one of the victims positively identified goods that were allegedly found in the policeman's possession, which were earlier reported stolen.

"We have sufficient information to charge him," Cameron stated.

"We believe this development will assist us in reducing some of the break-ins we have been having," he added.

St Ann has seen a drastic reduction in the number of break-ins for 2015, compared to 2014.

In 2014, there were 192 reported cases, compared to 125 up to December 20 this year. Cases of larceny have also decreased over the corresponding period, dropping from 48 to 35.