Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Attempted robbery suspect shot dead in Roehampton Drive area

An attempted robbery suspect was shot and killed by an off duty policeman in the Roehampton Drive area of St Andrew on Tuesday.

The deceased has not been identified.

Reports from the Constant Spring Police are that about midday, a female resident of the area had just returned home from the bank when she was pounced upon by two armed men, who robbed her of a bag containing about J$700,000.

An off-duty policeman who was passing by saw the altercation and intervened, according to reports.

One of the robbers reportedly pointed a firearm in the direction of the cop, who drew his licensed firearm and opened gunfire hitting one of the suspects. 

It is reported that the injured suspect, his firearm and the bag containing money fell to the ground. The other suspect managed to retrieve his injured crony's firearm and escaped.

The police were summoned and the injured man taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

The bag containing the cash was retrieved.

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