Monday 6 July, 2020

Alert bystanders hand over gun found after being thrown from car

File photo

File photo

A Beretta 9mm pistol with a magazine containing sixteen 9mm cartridges was handed over to the police by residents on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine on Tuesday, October 22.

Reports from the St Catherine North police are that about 6.20 am, a team of officers was conducting a vehicular check-point along a section of Old Harbour Road that resulted in a pile-up of traffic.

It is reported that during the exercise, someone threw something from a vehicle in the line of traffic.

Bystanders sought out the item and discovered that it was a firearm, and secured it. 

The police were summoned, and the gun was handed over to them.

No one was arrested in connection with the find and seizure.

Police investigations continue into the incident.

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