Jamaica Crime News: Montego Bay 20 Million Robbery – Armed robbers struck again within the business community of Montego Bay, in St James on Sunday, March 10, this time killing a courier driver and a security guard employed to Hawkeye Security Company.
Another security guard who was also shot up during the incident remains at the hospital in serious condition.
Reports by the police are that shortly after 8:00 a.m., on Sunday, Wilson who is the courier driver for a Chinese business operator in Montego Bay, was picking up cash, said to be in the regions of several million dollars, from a chain of outlets.
On reaching a section of Jarrett Street in Montego Bay, a group of men armed with high-powered weapons blocked his path, and also blocked the path of the Hawkeye Security vehicle which was acting as an escort.
Men armed with high-powered weapons stepped from the vehicle and opened fire on the minibus which was being driven by Wilson and on the Hawkeye vehicle.
Wilson and along with Earl and his co-worker received multiple gunshot wounds to their upper bodies, while the gunmen made off with the loot.
The police rushed to the scene and Earl and the other security were transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where Earl was pronounced dead and the other man admitted in serious condition. Wilson died on the spot.
In the meanwhile, several Chinese business operators voiced their concerns that they are now becoming a frequent target to gunmen. Superintendent Vernon Ellis, Commanding Officer in Charge of St James, told reporters that he is asking members of the business community to remain calm, as the police have gotten some strong leads and expect to make an early breakthrough into this latest double murder and robbery.