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Man shot trying to foil hold-up

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 10:10 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Good Samaritan was shot and injured by a gunman on Collins Green Avenue St Andrew this morning when he intervened in a hold-up.

Residents say two men on bicycles, one armed with a gun, were “patrolling the area from early in the morning” when they stopped and walked into the yard of a male resident and held him up around 9:40am.

The resident's gold chain was stolen after he was threatened by the two men.

The driver of a passing van stopped his vehicle and tried to ward off the gunmen but was shot once for his efforts.

The two men then made good their escape.

A worker at a nearby business place jumped into the Good Samaritan’s van and drove the injured man to hospital.

The man's condition is not known.

- Paul Allen

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