Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Cops step up hunt for ‘robber’ who was shot, amid new information

The scene along Half-Way Tree Road in St Andrew where an alleged robber was reportedly shot in the 'act' on Tuesday afternoon, but managed to escape in the nearby Tangerine Gully.

The scene along Half-Way Tree Road in St Andrew where an alleged robber was reportedly shot in the 'act' on Tuesday afternoon, but managed to escape in the nearby Tangerine Gully.

The police have stepped up their search for the alleged robber who was shot and injured along Half-Way Tree Road in St Andrew on Tuesday.

They have also launched a probe into a claim that criminals using a gully in the area as a haven from which they carry out illegal activities have been using a 13-year-old boy as an ‘innocent’ lookout.

“We have received a report that men operating from the gully are using a child to keep watch when they are carrying out their illegal activities,” a police source from the St Andrew Central Division told Loop News.

The development has expanded the probe by investigators who are in search of the alleged culprit who was reportedly shot and injured while attempting to rob a commuter on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports are that the would-be-robber was shot by a licensed firearm holder, but managed to escape into the nearby Tangerine Gully, which runs adjacent to the Medical Associates Hospital on a section of Half-Way Tree Road.

Robbers have reportedly been wreaking havoc in the Half-Way Tree area for some time now, and the particular area near the Tangerine Gully has become a sore point for both members of the public and the Half-Way Tree police.

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