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January 13, 2014
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Cops urged to be proactive in solving robberies
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

The mayor of Spanish Town, Councillor Norman Scott, said the police need to deal with the problem of jewellery and cell phone robberies in the old capital.

"I am very concerned about the frequent robberies of our females. I am shocked to see that they dare not wear their jewelleries in Spanish Town or they will be robbed," the mayor said, while speaking at the general council meeting of the St Catherine Parish Council on Thursday.

He asked the police to be more proactive in preventing and solving these crimes. "If I were the Police High Command, I know what I would have done," Mayor Scott argued.

Meanwhile, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Herold Newton, who was present at the meeting, told the mayor that the police are aware of the problem. "We can tell you we will do our best, however, we are asking persons not to brandish their valuables," DSP Newton told the council.

Mayor Scott also expressed the need for policemen and woman in the division to get more customer-friendly.

DSP Newton said that all police personnel are given training, but they will continue to monitor the complaints from the public.

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