Three vehicles which were reported stolen, are recovered by officers of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit (NDSIU), during a stolen vehicle recovery exercise, which was conducted in the Piarco and San Juan districts.
The exercise, spearheaded by Insp. Roger Joseph, was conducted between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, on Tuesday 14th August, 2018, during which the officers proceeded to the Piarco Airport staff car park, in the Piarco district and conducted a search of the area.
Two vehicles, stolen in separate incidents over the weekend, have been recovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during mobile patrols.
In the first incident, a black Mitsubishi L200 Sportero motor vehicle belonging to a D’Abadie man, was stolen while parked along St John’s Road, St. Augustine, around 11:30 pm on Friday 13th July, 2018.
The owner made a report to the St. Joseph Police Station.
The vehicle was later found abandoned in Phase 5, Beetham Gardens, on Sunday 15th July, 2018, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force.
Motor vehicle theft has increased by 26% according to the TTPS.
Nissan vehicles make up 58% of reported stolen vehicles.
The following is a press release by the TTPS:
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has noted an alarming increase in the number of vehicles stolen throughout the country for the period January 1st to October 31st 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.