Sat | Feb 16, 2019

Havendale under siege

Published:Friday | February 8, 2019 | 10:01 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The normally peaceful middle-class residential area Havendale in St Andrew has come under siege following a spate of gun attacks and ­robberies in that area.

On Thursday, January 31, gunmen robbed two persons on Border Avenue in the vicinity of Havendale Plaza.

Then on Sunday morning, February 3, popular businessman Father Romey was shot in a robbery attempt at his gate on Kirk Avenue.

Monday night, February 4, two gunmen attempted to rob a guest house in the area. They were challenged by a licensed firearm holder, and one was shot and the police recovered a pistol.

Tuesday morning, February 5, a woman was relieved of her cell phone in the proximity of Border and Kirk avenues.

Later that day, a lone bike rider attempted to rob a woman of her handbag close to the RUBiS gas station situated at the corner of Manning’s Hill Road and Border Avenue.

Interestingly, all these incidents occurred within a stone’s throw of each other. It doesn’t matter the time of day, morning, noon, or night.

Can the Constant Spring police please increase patrols in the area before the statistics include deaths?

SCARED RESIDENT