The intervention of a licensed firearm holder during yesterday’s brazen daylight heist in Portmore, St. Catherine may have prevented more serious injuries during the sustained, high powered shoot out.
Head of the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent, Stephanie Lindsay, says the assistance of the private citizen may have made a difference.
She could not say whether he was injured in the attack.
SSP Stephanie Lindsay, Head of the police Corporate Communications Unit.
Armed thugs ambushed and and robbed a Beryllium security team as they attempted to replenish cash at a Scotiabank ABM at Braeton Park Way in Portmore, St. Catherine.
The police later found two motorcars that were reportedly used by the gunmen.
The cars were abandoned in the Lakes Pen area of the parish.
SSP Lindsay says the cars were registered to private citizens who will be questioned by the police.
This is the second such attack on Beryllium guards in three weeks.
In the first attack, gunmen made off with 10-million dollars in cash and killed one of the security guards.
Investigators are still trying to ascertain the amount stolen in the latest heist.
In the meantime, the four guards from Berrylium Security Company who were attacked by the gunmen in Portmore, St. Catherine on Sunday, including a female, remain in hospital.
One of the guards is a former soldier, who worked for the company as a driver.
He was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.
Another security guard, who was in the ATM when the attack began, was shot eight times.
He was rushed into surgery and is now in serious, but stable condition.
One guard was shot in the arm while another was shot in the leg.