Wednesday, April 17, 2024

UPDATE: British couple in custody, no police bias

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A BRITISH COUPLE is in custody following a report they made that their Sandy Lane, St James holiday home was allegedly burglarised last week.
The couple is facing charges of making a false report that they were robbed at gunpoint of jewellery and cash worth millions of dollars.
Meanwhile, the Police chief is standing by his investigators in the wake of public criticism over their handling of the incident.
Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith defended the credibility of the Royal Barbados Police Force against reports of a bias when it came to solving certain crimes.
He said the robbery report had placed lawmen under tremendous pressure after distorted media reports claimed that four Argentinians, arrested shortly afterwards, had been responsible for the alleged crime.
“It had been stated that the Force appeared inept to solve this crime; that we had foreign nationals – Argentinians – either suspected of committing this crime or were in custody; that we solved the aggravated burglary quickly because of the status of the alleged victims,” the acting top cop said.
He added: “All far from the truth. We police without bias and we are committed to the highest standard of investigations. The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has always been committed to policing our island in fairness, impartiality and professionally and we will continue to do so.” (AC)

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