Suspect held after Beryllium robbery in Mandeville
Police have held a suspect in Friday’s robbery of a Beryllium Limited’s security team at a Scotiabank in Mandeville, Manchester.
According to police, the suspect was travelling in a black Toyota Wish motorcar which was intercepted about 1:30 am on Saturday.
The vehicle was intercepted along the Four Paths Main Road in Clarendon in the vicinity of Sunset Boulevard .
One 9mm magazine, one M16, two AK 47 rounds and a ski mask were reportedly recovered from the vehicle.
It is understood that the vehicle, which bore mismatched registration plates, belongs to man of a Portmore, St Catherine address.
A total of five bystanders were injured during Friday afternoon’s attack on the Beryllium security team at Scotiabank’s Ward Avenue location in Mandeville.
Reports are that sometime after 5:00 pm, gunmen armed with high powered weapons attacked the Beryllium security team.
Sources told OBSERVER ONLINE that at least four gunmen were involved in the attack.
Amateur video footage, now viral on social media, shows two men armed with high powered weapons making their escape with a bag presumably containing cash.
However, a police source said the hoodlums made off with two bags containing cash. It is not yet known how much money they escaped with.
– Denieca Brown