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July 3, 2014
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ROBBER TRIES TO BITE OFF WOMAN'S FINGER - Wanted to steal wedding band
André Williams, STAR Writer

The search is on for a would-be-robber who chewed on the finger of an elderly woman in an attempt to get her wedding band, while she jogged in her upscale St Andrew community late last week.

Information reaching THE STAR is that the woman was out doing her daily rounds of morning exercise when she was attacked by a man who held on to her hands and bit her ring finger without success.

The STAR gathered that the incident took place in view of another resident who was going about his own business.

He told THE STAR, "Mi a walk bout minutes after 7 in a di morning and mi see a strange man. Mi never pay him nuh mind really until mi walk past him ... after the lady past me with her walking stick, heading in the opposite direction. She stop and then mi hear she start scream when the man a walk go over to her.. Next ting, mi see him grab her finger and a bite it and she a scream ... then mi jus see a car come out of nowhere and turn, then him run go meet the car."

The man continued, "Mi couldn't believe a so di man bite bite up the woman finger and still nuh get di ring ... right now mi a wonder if is a mad man or coke head ..."

Our news team understands that after the ordeal the woman went home and told her husband, who is believed to be a retired policeman, what happened.

THE STAR understands that the couple traversed the route in search of the would-be-robber, asking neighbours if they saw or heard anything, before filing a report with the area police.

The St Andrew North police confirmed reports of the incident and told our news team that nobody had been apprehended in relation to that incident.

THE STAR was also informed that the police have stepped up patrol in the area where the incident occurred.

Some residents also told THE STAR that the area is often used by unscrupulous persons to carry out illegal deeds.

Over the past few months there have been several reports of robbery and at least one confirmed case of rape in the vicinity of where this latest incident took place.

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