Nationwide News understands that the brazen daylight robbery of a bank in Manchester on Friday may be linked to a large crime syndicate operating across several parishes.

A man believed to be the getaway driver in the heist was taken into custody by police on Saturday morning.

During the operation to arrest the 26-year-old man the police seized several rounds of ammunition and a ski mask. The car the man was driving was also seized.

Reports are the suspected bank robber was driving along the Four Paths main road in Clarendon when he was stopped by the police.

Our news centre understands the car the man was operating had two different license plates.

During a search of the car the police found 27 assorted rounds of ammunition along with JM $1,000 and several traffic tickets.

Meanwhile, the police are following separate leads linked to the car the suspected bank robber was driving.

Nationwide sources have indicated the car was rented from an establishment that is popular with the Clarendon criminal underworld.