Gold crime down
LOCAL LAWMEN have been seeing a positive change in the level of crime associated with the cash for gold trade.
Police public relations officer Inspector David Welch told the SATURDAY SUN yesterday that efforts by the Royal Barbados Police Force to clamp down on robberies and thefts from individuals, coupled with new precious metals legislation, had been having some effect.
“We have seen a noticeable change with regard to the offences associated with the cash for gold trade – namely the theft from the person and robberies. We anticipate continued positive results with the ongoing help of the public,” he said.
Welch said police had already stepped up officer deployments and patrols in key areas, and strategies had also been devised to help combat crimes related to the cash for gold trade. (RMB)