Tour operator, taxi driver and ‘robber’ all in one?
The St Ann police have charged a man who allegedly posed as a taxi operator with robbery with aggravation following two incidents in the parish between June 20 and 30 of this year.
Charged is 40-year-old Conroy Ferguson, a tour operator of Boscobel in St Mary.
Allegations are that the now accused picked up passengers then deviated from the established routes, and then robbed them.
In the first incident he was reportedly plying the Runaway Bay to St Ann’s Bay route.
In the second incident, he reportedly was on route to Ocho Rios from Mammee Bay in the parish.
Both incidents were reported to the police and Ferguson was arrested during an operation on Tuesday, July 2.
He was charged after being placed on identification parade and being pointed out.
A date for his appearance in court is being finalised by the police.
Meanwhile, the police are appealing to persons to be vigilant when taking public transportation, and to be especially alert when deviations are made from the established routes.