Armed Robber Held in Kingston, Illegal Firearm Seized

Police charged a 26-y-o St Ann man for illegal firearm possession, robbery
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Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The Kingston Central Police on Saturday, June 16, arrested a man who was among a group of armed men who attempted to rob a businessman.  An illegal firearm was also reported taken from the armed robber.

The police say they are unable to release the name of the accused at this time.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, a businessman was at his business place located along a section of Adam Road when he was approached by a group of armed robbers.

The businessman who is a licensed firearm holder challenged the gunmen and they ran. A team of officers who were on patrol in the area responded to gunshots being fired and came upon the gunmen fleeing the scene.

The police chased the gunmen and managed to apprehend one of them.  The illegal firearm, a single Action Browning semi-automatic pistol loaded with nine live 9mm rounds was taken from him.  The other gunmen escape in the area on foot.

 

 

By News Reporter

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