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Organised Sunday robbers in Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:08 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

We have a clear trend of armed robberies in Jamaica involving well-armed gunmen. So far this year, I’ve seen five cases of robberies in the parishes of St James, St Elizabeth and Clarendon.

n On Monday, January 21, a robbery was attempted but failed, causing the death of a security guard in Montego Bay, St James.

n On Sunday, February 10, a successful robbery in Junction, St Elizabeth.

n On, Sunday, March 10, in Montego Bay, St James, a successful robbery.

n On Sunday, May 19, a successful robbery in Junction, St Elizabeth.

n On Sunday, May 26, another successful robbery in May Pen, Clarendon.

And I’ve also seen reports of expertly executed robberies in Clarendon.

COMMONALITIES

All of these robberies have some things in common – they all featured M16 rifles, were well organised and we’re mostly successful. And it seems like Chinese supermarkets are targeted on Sundays.

My conclusion here is that they pick Sundays because the roads are clearer, with less police and less people. Clearly, they are focused on getting the money and not to take lives. They study the place they are going to rob for days, even months, which explains why they are calm and organised.

TEDDYLEE GRAY

Ocho Rios, St Ann

teddylee.gray@gmail.com