18-y-o implicated in $2.5 million robbery at wholesale in Kingston
KINGSTON, Jamaica – An 18-year-old man from Kingston has been implicated in the $2.5 million robbery at a wholesale, which left his alleged accomplice dead.
The incident reportedly took place on Sunday.
Charged is Jhadane McCarthy of Beeston Street, Kingston 14. He was charged with shop breaking and larceny, shooting with intent, unauthorised possession of ammunition, possession of a prohibited weapon and using a firearm to commit a felony.
His alleged accomplice, 23-year-old Marcus Madden, otherwise called ‘Jukist’, of Matthews Lane, Kingston was charged posthumously after he was fatally shot during the confrontation with the Police.
Reports from the Central Police are that about 5:10 am, McCarthy and Madden allegedly broke into the complainant’s wholesale and stole clothing, footwear and groceries with an estimated value of over $2.5 million. The swift action of the police led to the interception of the assailants.
The police officers made efforts to apprehend the men when they were reportedly met with gunfire. The fire was returned and after the shooting subdsided, both men were seen with gunshot wounds.
One mini submachine gun with four 9-millimetre cartridges was reportedly removed from the scene. They were taken to hospital where Madden was pronounced dead. McCarthy was treated and released into police custody. He was charged after a question-and-answer interview.
McCarthy’s court date is being finalised.