Police Laud East Kingston Residents For Helping Teenager Foil Attempted Robbery, Abduction

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The police are lauding some East Kingston residents who helped a teenager foil an attempted robbery and abduction by men posing as taxi operators Saturday. 

Reports are sometime after 10 in the morning, the 15-year-old girl boarded an unmarked AD wagon in East Kingston en route to Downtown Kingston when she was attacked. 

Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay is the Head of the Kingston Eastern Police Division

She says the men whose identities have been withheld, are being investigated for numerous related offences and will be placed on a series of identification parades.

Superintendent Lindsay says investigators have also contacted the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse to verify if they might also have an interest in the men.

Meanwhile, the police are appealing to commuters to use the formal transportation system.

She says the teen suffered minor injuries from the incident but is recuperating well. It’s also understood the teen’s parents are members of the security forces.



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