Police arrest thief who took advantage of kindness

| 21/01/2011

(CNS): A woman who voluntarily gave cash to a man known to her was taken advantage of after taking her handbag as well. Police arrested a 39-year-old man in the wake of the burglary which took place in West Bay at around 7.50 pm. last night, Thursday. The man had called at a home in Boatswain Bay Road, West Bay and asked the householder for a small amount of cash. She left the man, who is known to her, standing at the door while she went back into the house to get some money. She returned to the door passed the man the cash and he then made off. The lady immediately realised that her handbag was missing from the hallway and called the police.

A short time later West Bay officers patrolling in the area arrested a man on suspicion of burglary. Subsequent enquiries led to the recovery of the handbag.

Inspector Brad Ebanks of West Bay police is reminding residence that many of the burglaries and thefts we have reported are opportunist. “Would-be thieves are on the lookout for open windows, open doors and opportunities where they can quickly get in and out with property. Secure your property in a safe place at all times,” he said.

“If anyone needs to speak to one of our officers about crime prevention they should either come to the station or give us a call on 949-3999 or 649-3999”.

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