Latest Jamaica Crime [ Mckoy’s News ] Lloyd B Smith Held up at Knife-Point – Former deputy speaker of the House Lloyd B Smith is lucky to be alive after being held up at knifepoint by two men during an attempted robbery in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew.
The incident reportedly occurred about 3:30 p.m, while he was heading to a mobile phone outlet in Tropical Plaza.
He said while his back was turned, they pounced on him and one of them held a knife to his throat and started to abuse him and said, “Hey old man, give me what you have.”
He said the man ripped his pendant from a chain around his neck, and according to Smith, he fought the men until his pants fell off.
“I was shouting and screaming, fighting off these guys until my pants fell off,” the former Montego Bay
Chamber of Commerce president said.
Smith also said although he was shouting for help, none of the passers-by in the usually busy shopping plaza came to his assistance.
He said, a security guard for the phone outlet intervened and attempted to pull a firearm when the men ran off.
He said after the incident, he found the chain from which the pendant was ripped.