Latest Jamaica News, Montego Bay (McKoy’s News): The Freeport police in Montego Bay warning members of the public, especially motorist who transact business at the Fairview Shopping Complex, in Montego Bay, St James, to be on the lookout for a tricky robber, who potrays to be “a good Samaritan” while his accomplice robs their victims of cash.
The police stated that over the past week reports of more than a million dollars in cash, have been robbed from various motorist, in separate incidents, by the so called “good Samaritan.”
According to the police, the robber lurks on the compound at Fairview shopping complex and picks out his victims, who are mainly persons transacting business at the banks in the area.
The culprit will use a sharp object to puncture or release air from the tyre of your motor vehicle. On returning from the bank the victims would discover that his or her tyre is flat, and at this point, the robber steps in and offers to help with changing your tyre.
He will get you distracted from your bag, which by now you had placed in the vehicle. This will give his accomplice time to quietly enter your vehicle and steal your cash or other valuables.
The police say over the past week several motorists have fallen prey to this so-called “good Samaritan” and his accomplice, who have robbed them of large amount of cash. One individual reported that he was robbed of over $250,000 by the same man.
Investigators say they have placed additional police personnel in the business community at Fairview, but they are asking motorists not to accept assistance from any stranger at that location.