Gunmen snatch $7.7M public works payroll
At about 1155h today, police say that a female Assistant Accountant and a female Accounts Clerk of the Ministry of Public Works, Fort Street, Kingston, accompanied by an armed Private Security Guard, were attacked and robbed of $7.7M by two men armed with handguns.
A release from the police say that the victims had just returned to the Ministry after conducting business at a Bank and as their motor vehicle entered the compound the two armed men, who were in the compound, held them at gunpoint.
The perpetrators took away the bags with the money from the two women and also took away the Security Guard’s .38 revolver and 7 rounds and escaped on a motor cycle, the police say.
The men had pretended to be employees of the ministry.