The University of the West Indies, UWI, Mona Campus Security says it’s following strong leads in an attempted robbery at the institution on Monday evening.

It’s understood that men held up a female student and attempted to rob her close to Rex Nettleford Hall sometime after 10:00 Monday night.

Director of Security at UWI Mona, Norman Heywood, says the men escaped

He says the University is also moving to put measures in place to address a spate of robberies being perpetrated by men on motorcycles.

UWI Mona students have complained about what they see as inefficiency of the security guards contracted to the institution.

Mr Heywood admits there are challenges.

Norman Heywood, Director of Security at the University of the West Indies, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.