Police on top of robberies says PM Skerrit

first_imgLocalNews Police on top of robberies says PM Skerrit by: – October 25, 2011 Prime Minister Roosvelt Skerrit at Monday’s press conferencePrime Minister reported to the media at a Cabinet’s press conference yesterday at the construction site of the new Dominica State College grounds that the Police Force is on top of the investigations into the recent robberies which have occurred on the island.On Saturday October 22nd, two masked men held a female cashier of the Wade Filling Station at gunpoint and escaped with $2600.00, making this the third robbery incident within a week. Similar robbery incidents occurred at the McMillan’s Filling Station on Castle Street in Roseau on Thursday last week where two masked men escaped with an undisclosed sum of money, on Tuesday afternoon last week two masked men also robbed the lumber outlet of J. E Nassief on Goodwill Road in Roseau and escaped with $ $17, 686.34.The Prime Minister however informed the media that one individual is in police custody and is being questioned.“The police are on top of the matter they have advised me that they have in custody for questioning one individual that person is alleged to have been captured on a CCTV in the vicinity of one of the crimes that was committed so we are hoping that we can get some concrete information from that suspect with a view to solving the others,” he said.Mr Skerrit further explained that the recent spate of robberies might be attributed to the police success in fighting drug trafficking.“What I believe is happening; because the police have been very, very successful in fighting drugs and limiting the number of drug trafficking and in the drug trafficking you have the king pin and several individuals who are employed in that trade and it appears that because we have been stifling them with great success then the people who are employed in that trade are out of work so to speak and therefore maybe diverting to other forms of crime but the task force, the CID and the entire police force are working towards addressing this”.The prime minister warned that each citizen and business owner has a duty to secure themselves as well as their property.“At the end of the day each one of us must play our part in securing ourselves, our properties and of course the state and therefore the police cannot be in every location at any one particular time but we have seventy thousand people in Dominica and it is important that each one of us plays our part in preventing crime and fighting crime in our country,” he said.Mr Skerrit also noted that “whatever information we may have we cannot keep it to ourselves we have to pass it on to the police in order to assist in the fighting of the crime”.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img 11 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img

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