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Cops find part of Imbert’s stolen loot
Less than three days after thieves raided the Maraval home of Diego Martin North East MP Colm Imbert, stealing more than $500,000 in electronic items and foreign and local currency, police on Wednesday recovered almost half the stolen loot at a house in Maraval. Police, led by Senior Supt Ishmael David, went to Back Street, Le Platte Village, Maraval, where they began to search several homes for the stolen items.
They said they saw two men running from a house to a bushy area across the road and chased them but were unable to catch them. The police then searched the house and found electronic goods, including a television and a gaming console. A sizeable quantity of cash also was recovered. The items were taken to the Maraval Police Station. Imbert later identified the items. Investigators said the officers involved in the raid were able to identify the suspects and their arrests were imminent.
According to police reports, around 9 am on Monday, Imbert left his son asleep at their Hillsboro, Maraval, home. Police said around midday, his son woke up and realised someone had broken in. The two later told investigators approximately $244,000 in items, $200,000 in local currency and $20,000 in US currency were missing from the house. Sgt Roberts and PC Bernard are probing the burglary.
The same group of police raided a warehouse in St James on Wednesday afternoon, recovering stolen household appliances. They went to a building at Alfred Richards Street, St James, where they executed a search warrant. They arrested the four occupants of the house after they discovered several stolen appliances which included stoves, washing machines and dish washers. The items were reported stolen last week by an appliance distributor based in El Socorro.
While investigating, police learned one of the suspects was a former employee of the company from which the items were stolen. The suspects remained detained up to late yesterday and are expected to take part in identification parades later today. Supt Patterson and Insp Henry Dann led both exercises.
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