Alleged robber beaten ... accused of trying to break into school
A man who was allegedly caught attempting to break into the Four Square Basic School located in Cassia Park, St Andrew was held and beaten by an angry mob yesterday morning.
THE STAR understands that the unidentified man was punched and kicked by persons who converged on the scene, at the front gate of the institution, when he was held.
A 47-second video of what transpired shows the accused attempting to explain himself. However he was hit repeatedly after being handcuffed by security personnel.
A woman who was seemingly happy the man was caught said, "You never know we ago catch yuh today. You never know!"
Our news team observed the accused being hit by the same security guards who held him, before he was whisked away from the scene.
THE STAR gathered that he was later handed over to the police.
When our news team contacted the security company, we were told that they were not in a position to give an account of the incident and the individual who would normally speak to such events was not available.
Efforts to speak with divisional commander for the St Andrew Central police division, Senior Superintendent Maurice Robinson proved futile as calls to his cell phone went unanswered.