The police in Portland have expressed concern over a series of break-ins that have taken place at various business establishments throughout the parish.
Commanding officer for the Portland police division, Superintendent Duane Wellington, stated that while the lawmen are doing all they can, they are in need of better equipment to clamp down on the illegal activities of criminals.
“We are seeing an increase in break-ins throughout the division. More so in Port Antonio. We have had eight break-ins now. The last one was at the Long Bay service station. What has been unearthed so far is that some of these business places are without cameras and those with cameras are not of a high standard. So we continue to implore business operators to invest in CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras,” he told The Gleaner.
According to reports, just this week, a Cash Pot shop was broken into by thugs who allegedly removed circuit boards and motherboards from gaming machines. Additionally a supermarket was also broken into and a safe containing a substantial amount of cash was removed.