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Entertainer robbed, injured in Mona, police caution public

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 1:24 PM

The police are urging members of the public to take extra precaution when traversing the Mona community and surrounding areas in St Andrew.

The warning comes as the police say they have received numerous reports that a group of men travelling on motor cycles have been robbing and in some cases wounding unsuspecting persons in those areas.

According to the police, the latest incident occurred yesterday when a popular entertainer was reportedly robbed of J$50,000, US$5,000, several cell phones and other valuables.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit says the entertainer was also wounded in the incident.

Persons are being advised to take the necessary precautions to safeguard their life and property.

Some of these include:

*Travel in well-lit areas

* Avoid displaying and carrying large sums of money in public

* Travel in large groups as there is safety in numbers

* Always have a plan of where you are going; walk confidently as assailants often target persons who are seemingly unsure about reaching particular destinations.

* Try to observe the features of someone who approach/threatens you

* Be observant in your surroundings

* Trust your instincts – if you sense trouble, get away as soon as possible

* If you are being followed, head to the nearest Police Station or a well-populated area

* Check the interior of your vehicle and the surrounding area before entering the vehicle.

The police are asking anyone who can assist them in apprehending the suspects responsible for these robberies to contact the Matilda’s Corner Police at 978-6003, police emergency number 119 or the nearest police station.