Jamaica Crime News, St James: The St. James police are probing the theft of 19 firearms that were stolen from a security company in the parish.
According to police reports, the owner who is the managing director of the company has been experiencing a downturn in business resulting in the non-certification of firearms users permit by the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) for the security guards employed to his company. It is understood that the businessman stored the weapons and other properties at the office location without assigning any form of security personnel on location.
On Thursday, May 23 about 12 p.m., he reportedly visited the office where the weapons and other properties were observed intact. However, on his return to the office about 6 p.m. the following day, he noticed that the office building was burglarised and the metal safe containing the firearms and ammunition was forced open and the contents stolen as well as other properties that were in the office.
Four shotguns, fifteen (15) .38 revolvers along with an undetermined quantity of 12 gauge and .38 cartridges, three motorcycles, two desktop computers and the recording device attached to the CCTV system were reportedly stolen.
Investigators say entry was gained by forced removal of internal and external padlocks.
The police were alerted, the scene was processed, and a set of latent fingerprints and DNA swabs were taken.
The missing items have been valued at $4 million.
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