Robber drops illegal gun, escapes with money after being shot

February 23, 2021

An alleged robber was shot on Monday after a licensed firearm holder in close proximity, intervened in a robbery in Lincoln district, Mandeville, Manchester.

Reports from the Mandeville police, are that about 9:15 p.m., a man was in his yard when he was approached by a man armed with a firearm who proceeded to rob him of cash amounting to JM$100,000.

The licensed firearm holder then intervened, and allegedly shot the robber who ran leaving the illegal weapon.

The police were alerted, and the illegal firearm, a Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing eleven 9mm rounds of ammunition handed over to them.

The complainant escaped unhurt.

Investigations continue.

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