Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Police thwart multi-million dollar heist at Western Union in St Andrew

File photo of customers inside a Western Union in the Corporate Area.

File photo of customers inside a Western Union in the Corporate Area.

The police thwarted a multi-million dollar heist at a Western Union outlet in St Andrew on Thursday.

Two men were arrested and millions of dollars in cash in various currencies were recovered in the incident, the police said.

Reports from the Half Way Tree Police are that about 9.40 pm, a team responded to reports of a burglary in progress at the Western Union along Hope Road after an alarm went off at the building. On arrival of the police, two men were found inside the ceiling, with a bag containing over J$1 million; US$11,500; EU €1,010; CI $115; £400 and CAD $1,240.

The men were taken into custody and the cash seized. It is believed that a third person escaped with an undetermined sum of money.

The identities of the men are being withheld pending further investigations.

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