Screen_Shot_2016-08-15_at_7.47.26_PMAt a press conference held today by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, he confirmed that his government issued Vehicle was stolen last night and plunged into the sea in front of Marine Parade in Belize City.


The DPM told the media during his conference that he realized that his vehicle had been stolen after a barrage of pictures were posted on social media of his 2003 white Toyota Land Cruiser being fished out from the sea.

Senior superintendent Chester Williams corroborated the Deputy Prime Minister’s account of what transpired when he spoke to the media earlier today about the initial investigation into the incident.


Senior Superintendent Chester Williams


“Last night after 7pm, the Deputy Prime Minister reported his vehicle stolen and the vehicle was found plunged in the sea near Marine Parade Boulevard it was almost totally submerged and it was removed from the water and it is currently at the Queen Street Police Station, it will be taken to Belize Diesel and I have communicated with them and they are saying that the vehicle can be brought back but the sooner the vehicle gets there the better it will be so we are in the process of getting the vehicle from Queen Street to Belize Diesel so that they can commence working on the vehicle so as not to have the vehicle totally destroyed.  The Deputy Prime Minister had parked his vehicle at his girlfriend house on the George Price Highway that is mile four to be exact and there was where the vehicle was stolen from and after he was notified of the vehicle been found in the Caribbean Sea that is when he actually realized that the vehicle had been stolen.”


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“Given what has taken place, is it a line of inquiry that maybe someone who has a personal issue with minister Farber is involved with the damaged of his vehicle at this time?”


Senior Superintendent Chester Williams


“Yes, that is an angle we are looking at and is a theft of a motor vehicle and the police are investigating, the commissioner has directed Mr. Linden Flowers, Senior Superintendent to investigate the matter and Mr. Flowers is on top of it and we are assisting him because after all the vehicle was stolen from our jurisdiction, mile four is in the Southside jurisdiction so we are assisting to the best that we can to see how we can get to the bottom of this to be able to ascertain exactly who removed the vehicle from it was parked and went and plunged it into the Caribbean sea.”

 

Minister Faber also added during his press conference, that it was reported to him that a creole decent male individual was seen leaving the vehicle after it was driven into the Caribbean Sea. The DPM also added that although his friend had a set of the vehicle keys, a separate set has been missing for some time, which might have been used to vandalize the vehicle.


Of particular note is that the license plates were removed from the vehicle at the time of the incident and according to Faber he does that sometimes.  The vehicle was pulled out of the water by Police and is currently at the Queen Street Police station as investigations into the matter continue.

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