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Screen_Shot_2014-04-15_at_8.04.21_PMThis Easter season there seems to be a spike in cases involving thieves targeting several places from farm properties, to bargain centers and over the weekend even a church was targeted. Today we spoke with Second in Command at the Orange Walk Police Station, Inspector Selvin Tillet who told us that thieves looted the Life Ministries Church on the Chan Pine Ridge Road between Friday and Saturday morning. When caretakers arrived on Saturday, they were made aware that the church building had been burglarized and that the criminal or criminals, made away with several thousands of dollars in items.


Inspector Selvin Tillett – Deputy Commanding Orange Walk Police


“Items totaling over 20 thousand were stolen and this includes electric guitars, generators, clothes and accessories.  Police have recovered so far a Honda brand motor machine valued at seven thousand, a green 75foot green hose valued at eighty five dollars, a metal rake twenty six dollars, a fender brand base guitar valued at a thousand dollars, Phillips brand mixture valued two thousand dollars, a yellow one hundred feet measuring tape, fifty dollars, two metal shovels at thirty five dollars each, a small shovel valued at twenty five dollars so far one person is being detained pending investigation.”


Dalila Ical –Reporter


“Is anybody is being charge, how did police come across thee items?”


Inspector Selvin Tillett – Deputy Commanding Orange Walk Police


“During the investigation the police recovered certain things at a house here in Orange Walk and based on that we have one person detained and as the investigation continues we will decide if the person will be charged or not.”

 

Dalila Ical –Reporter


“Any indication as to how they got access?”


Inspector Selvin Tillett – Deputy Commanding Orange Walk Police


“Well, they damaged the door seeing that they have broken into and they made access through that.”


In a correction to what Tillett mentioned, one of the items is worth $85.00 and not $85,000. Police are currently seeking another individual in this case. This season, since many families will be travelling and leaving their homes, Tillett says the town will see heightened patrols of police on foot, bicycles and in vehicles so as to reduce the instances of these crimes.

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