Two stolen guns recovered after chase
Quick action by security guards yesterday resulted in the recovery of two firearms that were stolen by gunmen who broke into a home on Hamilton Drive in Trafalgar Park, St. Andrew.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Maurice Robinson, commander of the St. Andrew Central police division, told THE STAR that the robbers, who were being chased by police and private security personnel, drop the two weapons. They were later recovered.
"The weapons belonged to the residents," SSP Robinson said.
About 5 O'clock, a team of guards from King Alarm security company was on patrol in the area when loud screams were heard bellowing from a premises. THE STAR understands that on close observation, men were seen running to what appeared to be a getaway vehicle.
"The private security saw a vehicle which aroused their suspicion and went to investigate the origin of the noise. They were fired upon as they approached the vehicle," a source close to the investigation told THE STAR.
THE STAR was also told that two men were seen running towards the vehicle which sped off leaving them and the stolen items.
The loot included cell phones, flat screen TVs and guns that were taken from the occupants.
"The three robbers gained entry by cutting through a grill to the house. They went in and robbed the occupants. A knife was held to the neck of one of the residents, apparently for the other occupants to comply."
THE STAR gathered that a male occupant received a cut on the neck and had to be hospitalised. An a 85-year-old woman, who is believed to be his mother, was said to have been traumatised by the incident. She too had to seek medical care.