Jamaica News, January 12, 2018
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Female Hotel Workers Kidnapped: The St James police say they are now carrying out a search for one of two female workers who was reportedly kidnapped by two armed robbers posing as a taxi operator and passenger in Montego Bay on Thursday evening, January 11.
Investigators stated that the missing female whose name is being withheld pending further investigation is employed to a popular resort located along the Elegant Corridor at Rosehall, St James.
Reports are that shortly after 6:00 p.m, on Thursday, both female employees left work and we’re standing at a bus stop when a motorcar driven by the male (armed robber) posing as a robot taxi operator drove up.
It is also stated that his crony, who is a female sat in the front seat and posed as a female passenger.
Female Hotel Workers Kidnapped: Both women got on board the vehicle supposedly destined for downtown Montego Bay, however, the driver diverted from the customary route and held both women at gunpoint. The gunman and the female proceeded to rob both women and then released one of them. They then drove off with the other female at gunpoint, she has not been seen or heard from since.
The police say they are now asking members of the public to be extra careful when boarding taxi motor vehicles in the Lilliput through Rosehall to Montego Bay areas. According to the police, several cases have been reported featuring the male and female armed robbers who mainly targets women standing at these bus sheds shortly after work hours in the evenings.
According to the police, there are instances where the two robbers are reported to have transported persons to ATM machines at gunpoint and force them to withdraw large sums of monies from their cards. The police say persons should cease from traveling on robot taxis and start taking responsibility for their own safety.
Anyone who could aid the police in their investigations is being asked to contact the nearest police station, Police 119, Operation King Fish or Crime Stop immediately.