Two women at a Western Union Office in Ocho Rios, St Ann are being praised this afternoon after they foiled a robbery attempt by a gunman.
Reports to Nationwide News are that shortly after 1:30 this afternoon, a man entered the Western Union office at the Mutual Security mall near the centre of the town.
It’s being alleged that the man scouted the office before exiting.
Minutes later, a gunman with a stocking over his head and face walked into the same office on the first floor of the building.
He approached a clerk and ordered her to open the door that would allow him access to the cash registers.
The woman refused and told him loudly she would not comply.
The man then pointed the gun at a cashier who shouted, ‘The Blood of Jesus!’
The gunman turned around and removed the stocking from his head before exiting the store.
The Ocho Rios Police are investigating.