A man who managed to sever his left middle finger during a robbery last year, has now been arrested after the police found the finger at the scene and used its fingerprint to identify him.

Fifty-two-year-old Herbert Wallace, otherwise called Rickie, of Riverton Meadows in Kingston 11 has been charged with robbery with aggravation, possession of a prohibited weapon and unauthorised possession of ammunition following a robbery on Monday November 28 last year.

Wallace who was listed on the JCF’s Wanted Wednesday campaign was apprehended on May 17 and charged last Thursday following what is a said to be a comprehensive investigation.

It is reported that about 8:45 p.m., the complainant was at her business establishment on Colleyville Avenue, in Kingston 20 when she was pounced upon by Wallace and his accomplice who robbed her of $60,000.

During the robbery, Wallace’s gun went off and his left middle finger was severed from his hand, causing him and his accomplice to flee the area.

A report was made to the police and an investigation launched.

While lawmen were processing the scene, the finger was retrieved and with technological aid, the prints were cross-referenced with the fingerprint database, which identified Wallace as the perpetrator.

He was formally charged after he was pointed out on an identification parade and is scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Gun Court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Lawmen are reportedly still on the manhunt for Wallace’s accomplice.

Anyone with information that can assist with the investigation is being asked to contact the Hunts Bay Police at 876- 923-7230, police 119 emergency number or Crime Stop at 311.