An obstacle in the fight against praedial larceny
BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer Staff Reporter email@example.com
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
MANDEVILLE, Manchester- Special Corporal Cliffmore Simpson of the Mandeville Police Station has issued a warning to farmers who are in the habit of stealing their colleagues produce or livestock that the police remain vigilant on a “24-hour shift” to catch the perpetuators of these crimes.
Following a sensitization workshop for butchers organized by the Manchester Parish Council and the Manchester Public Health Department recently he told the Jamaica Observer that there has been a rise in the level of praedial larceny in the May Day and Old England areas in the parish where most butchers reside.
“The operation (the stealing) takes place at nights and on weekends. It is difficult to catch these thieves because in most cases its farmers, butchers stealing from each other. Once the animals are stolen usually they are slaughtered in a short time,” said Special Corporal Simpson.