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UPDATE: Injured would-be robber under police guard, accomplice on the run

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that the would-be robber, who was shot in the vicinity of Half Way Tree Road in St Andrew yesterday, is in stable condition at hospital and under police guard.

His identity is being withheld pending further investigation.

According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), he and another man were travelling on a motorcycle and were attempting to rob a motorist, who had stopped in a line of traffic.

However, they were challenged by a licensed firearm holder, who was also in traffic and noticed what was happening.

The firearm holder reportedly sought to intervene and approached the two men, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife.

The police said the culprit with the knife moved towards the firearm holder and was shot in the upper body. His accomplice fled the scene.

The incident unfolded about 4:47 pm at the intersection of Carlton Crescent and Half Way Tree Road.

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