Robbery at Appleton Estate

July 01, 2020
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J. Wray and Nephew Limited has confirmed that there was a robbery at the Appleton Estate operations in St Elizabeth this morning.

In a statement to THE STAR, the company said this was the first such robbery in the company's history.

"Armed assailants entered the compound’s Administration Office in search of cash. We can confirm that no one was physically hurt during the incident, but the team is emotionally shaken. The Company is therefore focused on ensuring that our staff affected by the incident receive the support they need," the statement read.

The Company has indicated that it will move quickly to enhance security at Appleton Estate and undertake a review of its security protocols for all its locations across the island in order to further safeguard its staff and property from criminal elements.

Appleton Estate is urging anyone with information regarding the incident, to share it with the Siloah Police Department at 876-963-9564.

The company said the robbery has come as a surprise "given Appleton’s extensive outreach, strong community relationships and leadership in the corporate responsibility space."

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