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Vehicle allegedly stolen in Huntums Ghut

The vehicle that was stolen in Huntums Ghut looks similar to the one pictured here. Photo: Provided
Mr Steve Langford's vehicle was allegedly stolen while at a mechanic's place in Huntums Ghut. Photo: VINO
Mr Steve Langford's vehicle was allegedly stolen while at a mechanic's place in Huntums Ghut. Photo: VINO
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- A couple, who over the Christmas season got engaged in New York, returned to the Virgin Islands hoping to begin celebrations but instead have been thrown into frustration after their vehicle was allegedly stolen in Huntums Ghut.

According to Mr Steve Langford, their automobile, a dark green 1999 Suzuki Vitara, was left at a mechanic in Huntums Ghut to be looked at, however, it has since vanished.

“We’d left it in Huntums Ghut to be looked at by our mechanic but before he was able to look at it the car had been taken.  He [mechanic] believes it must have been taken on either the 27th or 28th of December,” Mr Langford said, noting that the vehicle was taken from the mechanic’s yard.

The upset Langford said the mechanic spoke to the police who took details of the vehicle and are keeping an eye out for it and have assured them they will follow any leads that are given to them. Efforts to get an update from the Royal Virgin Islands’ Police Force (RVIPF) Public Relations Officer Diane Drayton were futile up to the time of publication.

“My fiancée and I had just got engaged in New York and were looking forward to returning to the BVI to celebrate; however, this has put a real downer on what should have been a great few weeks.”

According to Mr Langford, the vehicle is a V6 (although it has been fitted with an XL 7 engine), has tinted windows, 5 doors, has scratches and a large fist sized hole on the front left fender and a vertical dent at the back, to the right of the spare wheel (approx. 1 foot long).

A child's car seat was on the back seat when the vehicle was taken.

The DMV license sticker for the vehicle expires in March 2017 and the VIN number is JS3TD62V5X4113300.

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