Paint job: 4 held with vehicles full of alleged stolen Xmas essential Loop Jamaica

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Four men were held with a large quantity of what police suspect to be stolen tins of paint in the Kingston Central Police Division Tuesday afternoon.

The men were apprehended while offloading their loot from a truck into a Toyota Probox and a Toyota Hiace minivan in the vicinity of the National Heroes Circle.

Paint is a popular hardware item during the festive season as householders spruce up their homes during the Yuletide season.

According to Berrisford Williams — superintendent in charge of Kingston Central Police Division — the men are believed to be the main perpetrators in an active larceny investigation in another police division.

Reports are that at about 12:45pm, members of the police team responded to information that men were unloading stolen items from a truck into two other vehicles in the vicinity of National Heroes Circle.

“The paints recovered are believed to be the subject of a larceny investigation in the St Andrew Central area.

“Members of the Half-Way Tree CIB are leading investigations in that matter,” Williams told Loop News.