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WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Two elderly returning residents were robbed of a licensed firearm, a shotgun and $300,000 cash when four men armed with guns entered their residence at Torrington district Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland on Monday morning.

According to the police report, the 78-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife were at home sitting in their backyard shortly after midnight when they were confronted by armed men wearing masks.

The thieves then reportedly tied up the elderly man and proceeded to rob him of his licensed .38 Smith & Wesson revolver along with twelve .38 rounds.

His Remington 12-gauge Shotgun, along with five 12-gauge cartridges, both valuing $270,000.00, were also stolen.

The men then ransacked the house and robbed them of cash amounting to $300,000.00.

The thieves later escaped through a grille at the side of the house, which was observed to be the point of entry, the police report said.

Investigations are ongoing.

- Kimberley Peddie

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