Attempted bus robber leaves gun behind; three others seized

Sunday, March 02, 2014    

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A lone gunman who attempted to rob passengers on a bus travelling in the vicinity of Duhaney Park, St Andrew, Friday morning, had to drop his firearm and flee after police got wind of the incident and were early on the scene.

It was one of four incidents in which the police seized a total of four firearms, all on Friday.

Reports state that the passengers were accosted by the gunman who demanded their possessions. The Duhaney Park police were alerted and upon their arrival the man fired at them, police stated.

A news release from the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) said that the police fired back and the would-be robber dropped the weapon and ran away. No one was hurt in the incident which occurred around 10:30 am, police reported.

In Kingston, Manchester and St James, three other firearms and a quantity of assorted rounds of ammunition were seized by members of the Constabulary Force in separate incidents.

The Kingston East police said that around 10:00 am, lawmen were conducting an operation on Lower York Street, Franklyn Town, when premises were searched and a chrome and black Bryco 9 mm pistol and a magazine containing 19 9 mm cartridges were seized. No one was arrested in connection with the find.

In Manchester, the police were conducting operations on Wildman Street, Christiana close to 7:00 am when premises were searched and a Winchester rifle was found in the backyard.

Police said that they are still trying to ascertain who the weapon belongs to.

The fourth firearm was ceased in Cambridge, St James around 9:00 am during an operation in the community by the police.

The police said that a house was searched and one Berretta 9 mm pistol with 10 9 mm cartridges was seized.

One man has since been taken into custody. However, his identity is being withheld by the police pending investigations.

The CCN said that the police were continuing their investigations into all four incidents.





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