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Police issue larceny warning; asks the general public to be vigilant

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) has sent out a warning in light of several Larceny reports being made in recent weeks but stopped short of signalling whether there is an increase in larceny cases compared to similar periods in the past.

According to the statement, assailants seem to be targeting personal property ranging from items as small as cellphones to bicycles and bulk consumable items (foodstuff).

Thus the general public is advised to exercise caution about how and where personal possessions are stored or left.

The statement reads, “Personal items that can be easily transported, whether in an open or concealed manner, should be properly secured, as Larceny is very often a crime of opportunity.”

Additionally, anyone found with stolen goods will be prosecuted as the concealment, possession, and purchase of goods and property reported as stolen is a criminal offence.

In response to the increase in violence in the Federation, Law enforcement launched Operation Re-Assurance.

The region as a whole, according to reports, has seen increased violence which inspired the recently completed regional symposium on crime with CARICOM heads.

The various heads of government discussed root issues of violence and acknowledged the need for more focus on the fight against illegal weapons trade in the region.

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