Thursday 17 October, 2019

St Bess police report progress with probe into armed robbery of bearer

The police in St Elizabeth are reporting that they are making progress with their probe into the armed robbery of a bearer in the parish on Monday.

During the incident, a security guard who was accompanying the bearer, was shot and wounded.

Speaking following the monthly meeting of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation on Thursday, the parish’s police chief, Superintendent Samuel Morgan, while not providing details, assured citizens that the police are working to solve that crime, as well as others.

"We have been receiving very good information (into the armed robbery) and we are making progress. The investigation is presently at a sensitive stage, which I cannot divulge, but we are making progress, and I am saying to the citizens, we are at work..." Morgan disclosed.

It was reported that a total of $100,000 in cash, along with cheques amounting to $3 million, were stolen from the bearer.

The police reported that about 11:00 p.m., a security guard was walking along School Road in Black River with the bearer of a supermarket, who was on the way to a bank to make lodgements, when they were pounced upon by men travelling in a Toyota Axio motorcar.

It was further reported that a man, armed with a firearm, alighted from the vehicle and demanded the bags that contained the money.

During the robbery, the security guard was shot in the leg.

The robbers later escaped in the motorcar.

The police were alerted and the guard was taken to hospital for treatment.

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