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News - July 18, 2018

Suspended police officer held for robbery


A suspended police officer was nabbed as a suspect in the robbery of “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from a couple in Forte district, Portland Wednesday.

Jamaican police  force said a man, confirmed to be a suspended police constable who was stationed in St Thomas, has been arrested in connection with the robbery of approximately J$700, 000.

It is alleged that he was one of four men who held up the couple as they returned home from a party about 3:15 am on Monday.

He was fingered during preliminary investigations and taken into custody, the police reported.

His identity is being withheld at this time.

Police said that a search ongoing for the other suspected robbers, and an appeal is being made for residents to share any information that can assist investigators by contacting the Manchioneal Police at 876-993-8061, Crime Stop at 311, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

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