A Juici Patties truck transporting stolen cows was seized, and four men were arrested this morning in St Ann. The recovery of the stolen livestock followed an operation led by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
According to Jamaica Observer, the four men arrested and charged for praedial larceny were identified as 36-year-old Anthony Turner, a driver assistant of Lime Hall District, Rock River in Clarendon; Alvara Black, 53, a butcher from Osbourne Store, Clarendon; Romaine McLean, 27, a truck driver of Harmons, Manchester and Donald Gooden, 73, a farm contractor of Comfort Village, in Toll Gate, Clarendon.
The Alexandria Police received information concerning stolen cows around 10 o’clock. The reports state that several cows were stolen by praedial thieves overnight from farms in Kensington, Alexandria in St Ann.
According to reports, after the police arrived at the Kaiser Bauxite road, two trucks carrying stolen cows were intercepted. One of the trucks had the Juici Patties logo, and there were six cows and four men aboard. The stolen animals were reportedly identified by their owners in the presence of the four accused, who are said to be employees of the popular fast food restaurant.
The Jamaica Observer reported that the police issued a statement Friday afternoon confirming that the truck belongs to the patty company. “The registration plate of the truck was checked and the truck is owned by Juicy Beef,” the police said.
The court date for the four accused has been finalised for Monday, September 12.