Monday 22 July, 2019

‘Hold-up man’ shot by truck driver in Montego Bay

File photo

File photo

An alleged hoodlum who reportedly attempted to rob a delivery truck driver with a knife in Montego Bay, St James on Friday afternoon, had the tables turned on him after he was shot and wounded by his intended victim.

The wounded man is now at the Cornwall Regional Hospital under police guard.

The St James police report that about 1:00 p.m., the truck driver was delivering baked products at the intersection of St James and Creek streets when he was held at knifepoint by a man.

The assailant demanded money, and the truck driver complied.

But while the alleged robber was in the process of making his retreat with the loot, the driver pulled his licensed firearm and opened fire, hitting the target.

The Barnett Street police were summoned and upon arrival, the wounded robber was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

The stolen cash was returned to the truck driver.

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