Tuesday 17 September, 2019

VIDEO: On-the-spot view of scene; MoBay murder victims identified

A section of the shot-up Hawkeye Security car in which an officer was killed on Sunday morning in Montego Bay, St James.

A section of the shot-up Hawkeye Security car in which an officer was killed on Sunday morning in Montego Bay, St James.

Detectives assigned to the St James Police Division are probing the shooting death of two men and the injuring of another during a robbery on Jarrett Street in Montego Bay in the parish on Sunday, March 10.

Dead is 61-year-old Canute Earle, security guard of Norwood, and 41-year-old Floyd Wilson, driver of Rosemount Gardens, both in St James.

Police reports are that about 8:00 a.m., Earle and another security guard were travelling in a marked Hawkeye motorcar that was escorting Wilson, who was driving a Toyota Hiace minivan with a passenger aboard in Montego Bay.

On reaching a section of Jarrett Street in the city, they encountered a situation where a motor vehicle was reportedly used to block the roadway, and men armed with guns suddenly alighted from the vehicle that was blocking the thoroughfare.

The assailants allegedly opened gunfire on both the Hawkeye vehicle and the Toyota Hiace van before taking what the police said was an undetermined amount of cash.from the scene.

Unconfirmed reports on the ground suggested that as much as $20 million was taken by the robbers.

 

The police were summoned and on their arrival, both security guards and Wilson, who appeared to have died on the spot, were taken to hospital, where Earle and Wilson were pronounced dead and the other security guard admitted in a stable condition.

The passenger in the Hiace van was not hurt in the incident.

Investigations into the matter continue.

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