Four suspected criminals—one of them a suspect in a double murder investigation—were quickly arrested by the police following a cross-division operation that was coordinated by the Police Emergency Communication Centre.
An illegal gun, cash and several cellular phones the police believe were stolen by the suspected robbers were also seized, along with two motorcycles.
The operation began shortly after 9:30 a.m., when a woman who was robbed in the Gardenia Avenue area of Mona Heights, Kingston 6 made a report to the Matilda’s Corner Police.
The Police Emergency Communication Centre (PECC), utilising Jamaica Eye resources, coordinated response with Police teams in the St Andrew Central and Kingston Eastern divisions.
Less than an hour later, about 10:25 a.m., the suspects were intercepted in Vineyard Town, Kingston 3.
The following were seized from the men arrested:
- One Heckler and Koch 9mm pistol along with fourteen 9mm rounds of ammunition
- JMD 200,000
- Two motorcycles and
- Nine cellular phones
One of the men arrested is believed to be a suspect in a double murder in Papine, St Andrew last year. The men’s identities are being withheld pending further investigations.
The Police are appealing to members of the public who were robbed on Friday, February 05 in Mona Heights or its environs to contact the Elletson Road Police at (876) 928-4200.