Suspected stolen cars found on Exuma
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: Oct 16, 2013
Police found 18 suspected stolen cars on Exuma over the weekend, a senior police official confirmed to The Nassau Guardian.
The official, who was not authorized to speak, said police suspect that the cars were stolen on New Providence, shipped to Exuma and sold to residents.
The official said there might be more cars on the island that are part of the scheme.
The 18 cars, all Honda models, were reportedly parked in front of the Gregory Town Police Station yesterday.
The official said police did not have anyone in custody.
According to crime statistics, from January 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013, 624 cars were stolen in The Bahamas; 605 of them were stolen on New Providence.
For the same period in 2012, police reported 655 cars were stolen in The Bahamas.
Police have said that Hondas are the vehicles of choice for thieves.
People seeking to purchase a car should bring it in to Central Detective Unit or a police station to ensure that it was not stolen, police said.