Three people aged 23, 29 and 56 of Cumuto were arrested on Sunday afternoon and three stolen vehicles seized during an anti-crime exercise in the district.
According to reports, shortly after midday, police led by Senior Supt Daniel and including ASP Mervyn Edwards and Insp Birch, along with Sgt Matthew Haywood, received information that a convoy of three stolen vehicles had been seen on Soriah Trace, Cumuto.
Police went to the area and confronted the drivers of a Rover pickup, an Almera and a B 15. The driver of the B 15 allegedly fired several shots at the police when asked to get out of the car.
Police shot back, but the man was not injured. All three suspects were taken into custody and police found spent shells at the scene.
The three vehicles were handed to the Stolen Vehicle Squad. Officers from that unit were examining them yesterday and inspecting documents to ascertain the real owners. Police believe that with the arrest of the three suspects they may be able to solve several larcenies of vehicles in the Northern Division. They also believe the cars were being taken to Soriah Trace to be scrapped and sold.
Any member of the public who may have had one of these cars stolen is asked to contact the Stolen vehicles squad to help identify them.