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Firearm Seized During Attempted Robbery of Police Officer in St Catherine


The police in St Catherine seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition  during an attempted robbery of an off duty police officer on Old Harbour Road on Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, around 1:15 p.m., armed men reportedly attempted to rob one of two off-duty police officers who were  conducting business in a plaza in Spanish Town.

One of the robbers engaged the police in a gun battle, during which one officer and the other robber were wounded. During the process, a Taurus pistol with a magazine containing twelve 9mm cartridges was seized.

The injured men were transported to a hospital for treatment.

Investigation continues.



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