Search on for men who hijacked goods truck; vehicle, gun recovered
The police are searching for a group of men who held up and robbed the driver of a truck of the vehicle laden with goods, along with a firearm, in Twickenham Park, Spanish Town, St Catherine, and later engaged a team of law enforcers in a heated gun battle.
Reports are that on Tuesday evening, the men held up the truck driver and took a firearm from one of the occupants of the vehicle.
Curious citizens saw what was happening and alerted the police.
Reports are that a team of police officers managed to intercept the truck, but were greeted with gunfire as the criminals started firing widely.
A gun battle ensued as the police returned the gunfire.
Reports are that another policeman was passing by the area and saw what was happening, and went to the aid of the other police officers.
Under pressure, the gunmen turned the truck onto a lane in an attempt to escape.
As the police pursued the men, they eventually abandoned the truck and ran.
Police sources reported that the truck with the goods, along with money and a firearm, were recovered.
The police also said it appeared that at least one of the men was injured, as there were blood stains in the truck when it was recovered.
A search remains in progress to find the men.