St. Andrew, Jamaica (McKoy’s News)- JUTC Offering $100,000 Reward For Info On Persons Behind Bus Stoning: Two passengers on a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus sustained minor injuries last week Thursday night after the vehicle was stoned along Washington Boulevard in St. Andrew. Only one person has been arrested so far following the attacks on the company’s buses.
Now, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of persons behind the stoning of its buses. Managing Director, Paul Abrahams, said the bus company has partnered with Crime Stop on the initiative. Mr. Abrahams also stated that since the start of the year, the JUTC has documented 81 instances of bus stoning.
The JUTC chairman lamented that the attacks are not only costly to the JUTC but also to passengers and taxpayers. He emphasized that the JUTC believes these acts of vandalism are coordinated and the problem is being addressed now by working with the police and other stakeholders involved in the JUTC.
A dedicated police team has been established to work directly with the JUTC on the matter, according to Senior Superintendent Allen. He also said the police are following strong leads into other attacks with the goal of apprehending the perpetrators.