Man charged in connection with armed robbery of over $800,000 from Manchester financial institution
MANCHESTER, Jamaica— A man has been charged after he and another man reportedly held up a financial institution at gunpoint in Porus, Manchester and made away with cash and personal items valued at over $800,000 on Thursday, November 7.
Charged with two counts of robbery with aggravation and possession of prohibited weapon is 21-year-old Nassane Gordon otherwise called ‘Terie’ of Broadleaf district in Manchester.
Reports from the Mandeville police are that about 4:00 pm, Gordon and the other man, both armed with guns, entered the establishment and held up the employees. They proceeded to rob them of cash amounting to $810,000 and two cellphones valued at $75,000.
The men then escaped in an awaiting motor vehicle.
Gordon was taken into custody and charged on Friday, November 10 after he was arrested during an operation in a neighbouring parish.
He will appear in the Manchester Parish Court on Wednesday, November 15.