Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: Multi-Million Dollar Robbery – The St James police say they are now hot on the trail of four armed robbers, who are behind the multi-million dollar robbery, and the shooting death of a security officer and a courier driver in Montego Bay, St James, on Sunday, March 10.
Detectives told our news team that a special team attached to the Major Investigation Division ( MID), are now working with strong leads which they believe will assist them in apprehending these men at an early date.
On Sunday morning, the courier driver, 41-year-old Floyd Wilson otherwise called “Tony” of Rosemount Gardens in Mount Salem, and 61-year-old Canute Earl, security guard of Norwood also in St James, were both shot and killed at a section of uptown Montego Bay, during the multi-million dollar heist.
Another security guard who was also shot up during the incident is said to be recuperating well, but is still at hospital in stable condition.
Reports by the police are that shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Wilson who is employed as a courier driver to a Chinese owned wholesale, was transporting several million dollars in cash, from other outlets to the main office.
On reaching a section of Jarrett Street in Montego Bay, a group of men armed with high-powered weapons blocked the path of the minivan, and also blocked the path of the Hawkeye Security vehicle which was escorting the courier driver.
Men armed with high-powered weapons and allegedly clad in police denim, jumped from both vehicles and opened fire on the minibus and also on the security vehicle.
Wilson was killed instantly, while Earl and the other security guard were shot multiple times by the men, who proceeded to rob the cash from the van and sped off in the waiting motor car.
The police were summoned and upon their arrival, Earl and the other security guard were transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where Earl was pronounced dead and his co-worker admitted in serious condition.
Since the start of the year, a total of 28 persons have been murdered throughout the parish of St James.