Senior Superintendent Dwight Powell, head of the St. Ann Police
By Clinton McGregor
The St. Ann Police are reporting that several persons have been detained in connection with the looting of a truck in Moneague on the weekend.
The looters stormed the truck after the driver was fatally shot by hoodlums along the main road in Faith's Pen.
They stole millions of dollars worth of food items, including rice, flour, cornmeal, oil and other goods.
The truck was transporting the goods on behalf of Facey Commodity to western Jamaica.
Senior Superintendent Dwight Powell, head of the St. Ann Police, told Radio Jamaica News that the police have recovered some of the stolen items and arrested some people during daily operations in Faith's Pen.
He urged others who may still be in possession of stolen goods to "hand over whatever food item was taken" to the Moneague Police.
The senior cop warned that those who do not comply and are found in possession of these items will be taken into custody and "properly prosecuted".
SSP Powell added that the police are searching for the suspects involved in the fatal shooting of the truck driver, 47-year-old Dane Garfield Brown, a resident of Seivright Gardens in St. Andrew.
He said the police are following leads regarding the prime suspect in the case.