The Police have made a significant breakthrough in its investigations of stolen livestock animals throughout Antigua and Barbuda.
So far, four men are currently in police custody, charged in connection with the offence. Michael Telemaque of John Hughes, Kenrick Wilshire of Potters, Jackson Jeffrey of Liberta and Delmore Johnson of Old Road were jointly charged with the larceny of 30 sheep from the Long Lane Estate area. Quite recently, a number of Livestock Farmers have reported to the police the theft of their animals from various parts of the island. Investigations were launched into the matter, which led to the subsequent arrests. The animals are valued at approximately $46,000.00.
Since the incident, several farmers have come forward and identified most of the animals stolen, which includes sheep and goats. The alleged incident took place sometime between the 30th June and 06th July, 2015.
Meanwhile, Police are also investigating a similar incident in Bolans, where a Livestock Farmer reported the theft of 11 goats during the same period. Further investigations into the matter are ongoing.