Police uncover burnt vehicle firearm and ammunition


The vehicle was reported missing by its owner early on Thursday after he said it was last secured at his residence.

It was not until later that same day, Thursday 6th February, 2014 when police finally discovered the vehicle on the grounds of the old Fort Thomas Hotel, at Fortlands, Basseterre.

Detectives at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and Officers of the Crime Scene Unit (CSU) said when they visited the compound of the Fort Thomas Hotel, they discovered the motor car, P 8634, with its interior burnt.

Their find, said the CID, was as a result of information that they had received. They did not however identify the owner.

In an unrelated matter, police also revealed that on Thursday 6 February, 2014, detectives of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the K9 Unit discovered one (1) semi-automatic pistol and matching rounds of ammunition.

They say this came during their investigation into an incident where they were executing a search warrant on the premises Marvin Whyte of Blue Bell Alley, Basseterre.

It was then that they found and took into police custody, the illegal weapons. They also took Whyte and another male into custody.

Police have expressed their satisfaction that they have been able to remove another fire arm with matching rounds of ammunition from the streets of the country.



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