A new crime trend has emerged.
According to police, females are the prime suspects behind house break-ins in New Providence.
The females would reportedly knock on doors, impersonating service providers.
According to Assistant Superintendent, Cleophus Cooper, if someone is at home, the would-be robber would leave. In the event, no one answers, the individual would proceed to break into the home.
“If you know you have not called a service provider and someone shows up at your door, the next thing you should do is call the police,” ASP Cooper advised.
The warning came during a press briefing yesterday, during which police touted their success in cracking a house-breaking ring in eastern New Providence following almost two weeks of investigation.
According to Superintendent Elaine Sands, six of the 11 suspects are females between the ages of 20 and 30 years.
“I want to appeal to members if the public to be on alert and be each other’s keeper,” she said
“Not only males are suspects, females are also and you must be on the lookout and watch each other’s homes.”
Approximately $5,000 worth of stolen items were confiscated in the process.
Televisions, laptops, DVD players, electronic games and even a few pieces of jewellery were among the items.
“We are asking persons to come forward and identify these items, so that we can bring closure to these matters,” said Supt. Sands.
“You should come with distinctive marks or receipts in order for us to confirm the items are in fact yours.”
Police are also asking individuals to come forward if they have been robbed and to also safeguard themselves.
“I want to encourage persons to implement alarm systems and also band together in the community to put in place CCTV,” Supt. Sands said.
The search for two other suspects is ongoing.