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Three held for stolen vehicles

THREE suspected car thieves were arrested at the weekend by police officers attached to the Stolen Vehicles Unit (SVU).

On Thursday the first suspect was arrested after a high speed chase from Mt Lambert to Grand Bazaar.

According to police reports around 1.45 p.m. last Thursday a team led by ASP Darwin James, Sgt Robert Joseph and PC Vernon Mohammed of SVU attempted to intercept a white Honda which was stolen at gunpoint.

The vehicle sped off and a high speed chase ensued. Officers of the SVU who collaborated with members of the Northern Division Task Force intercepted the vehicle at Grand Bazaar car park.

The suspect, a 33-year-old man who gave several addresses is expected to be placed on several identification parades before being charged.

Following the arrest the officers then made their way to Longdenville where a suspected car thief was spotted driving a blue Mazda 323 which was reported stolen earlier that day. The vehicle was bearing false number plates, police said.

The suspect, of Diego Martin, was hiding out in the Cunupia district, investigators said.

The officers then went to Cunupia where they arrested a 24-year-old man who has 14 matters before the court for motor vehicle theft. The suspect was arrested on outstanding warrants and a beige Mazda 323, which was reported stolen was seized during that raid.

The final arrest was made on Saturday after officers held a 40-year-old man from Red Hill, D'Abadie in possession of a white Mazda 323 belonging to a female police officer.

The vehicle which was stolen from the Central area was intercepted in Arouca.

—Jensen LaVende

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