Barnes Hill woman swindled of money paid for vehicle from Japan, while armed robbers relieve businessman of $18k

Several cases of fraud are now under investigation by the Police.

According to reports, a 39-year-old Barnes Hill woman complained to the Coolidge Police Station that she had given a New Winthorpes man the sum of $5,000 to order a car from Japan, but he reportedly has failed to do so.

She claims that the money was given to him on December 2, 2022, and, to date, she has not received the vehicle – nor her money back, in spite of requests.

Based on certain information obtained, including documents, it is believed that the man fraudulently converted and used the woman’s money for his own benefit.

Meanwhile, a Paynters woman reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) that her Caribbean Union Bank (CUB) debit card had been used to make unauthorized purchases online.

It is alleged that a Vernons man, whom the Police had picked up for questioning, might have committed the offence.

The unauthorized transactions reportedly occurred on November 27 and December 2 last year.

Meanwhile, a Mount Joy man was the victim of a robbery in which a large sum of money was taken from him by masked men.

A report of the incident, which occurred at the Mount Joy Inn, was made to the Parham Police Station.

Reports are that the victim arrived home at about 11 a.m. last Friday, January 20, and met an unknown male, along with a young man whom he knows as Curtis.  The latter had purchased a silver Runx vehicle from him, for $8,000, earlier that day.

Further reports are that the man parked his vehicle and approached Curtis and they had a conversation.

The man then proceeded to his porch to retrieve something and, as he was doing so, two masked men came out of some nearby bushes and robbed him at gunpoint – taking $18,000 and a backpack containing several vehicle keys – before fleeing.

A search was carried out for the perpetrators, but without success.