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Manager of used car dealership shot dead

BY PAUL HENRY Co-ordinator — Crime/Court Desk henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, April 02, 2014    

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A 'deal gone sour' was yesterday theorised as the likely motive for the murder of a customs broker at Payless Motor Limited, a used car dealership that he manages on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston.

The broker, Robert Mendez, was shot dead at the establishment, near Half-Way-Tree, about 9:00 am, reportedly by two men posing as customers. No items was taken and no other staff member was harmed.

The killers, police said, made their escape in a vehicle that reportedly pulled up at the business establishment shortly after Mendez arrived for work.

Mendez, the Jamaica Observer was told, started working with Payless Motors two years ago.

"I knew him as a good, nice friendly person," a close acquaintance of Mendez told the Jamaica Observer.

Mendez's family members and friends who visited the crime scene declined to speak when asked to comment on the murder.

Maxfield Avenue, between Queen's and Cargill avenues, was closed to vehicular traffic for several hours as police investigated the murder.

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