Monday 26 October, 2020

Four men held after armed robbery in St Elizabeth

The swift action of law enforcers in St Elizabeth led to the apprehension and arrest of four men after they allegedly committed a robbery in Barbary Hall district, Black River in the parish on Wednesday, October 14.

Two of the men were reporting to the police on conditions of bail at the time of their arrest. They were previously charged with murder.

Reports are that about 2:50 pm, two armed men entered a store, held up several persons and demanded money. They robbed persons of two cellular phones valued at $52,000 and robbed the business place of $156,000.

The men then exited the store and fired one shot in the air.

They escaped in a white motorcar which was intercepted an hour later along the Fort Charles main road in the parish, by law enforcers.

All four men were arrested.

The men who are suspected to have committed a series of robberies in the parish, are to go on identification parades.

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