8 goats found in car - Driver flees from cops after high-speed chase

September 19, 2016


Eight stolen goats that were recovered following a high-speed car chase have been taken into the custody of the Spanish Town police.

"The goats are yet to be given back to the owners as no one has come forward," a sergeant from the St Catherine North Division told The Star. "They have been taken to a pound and are awaiting identification."

Efforts to get a comment from Senior Superintendent Anthony Powell, head of the St Catherine North Division, last night proved futile.

The Star was informed that last week, the goat thief was surprised by police travelling in an unmarked car. It is reported that the police were travelling along the Bog Walk gorge when a man was observed placing one of the animals inside a Toyota Axio motor car.

The vehicle was followed by the police, and it was observed that it had several more goats inside.

The police put out their sirens and requested the vehicle to stop, but the driver disobeyed and sped off with the lawmen in hot pursuit.

The Axio turned off into a section of the Angels Housing Scheme in St Catherine, but came to a halt after the driver came up on a dead end. The driver reportedly jumped from the vehicle and fled leaving the eight goats behind. The vehicle was seized by the police.

Police said investigations are continuing into the matter as they try to locate the goat thief.

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