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JUTC bus driver shot dead in robbery in August Town

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2015 | 12:38 PMGleaner Writer

A Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver has died after being shot in August Town, St Andrew Tuesday night.

The Gleaner Online understands that the driver, whose identity has not yet been released, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

A police source says he was shot by gunmen who boarded the number 72 bus he was driving and demanded money.

It's reported that the driver was shot after he refused to hand over the money.

The police believe the killers then took the money as none was found on the bus.

According to police investigators, this is the second JUTC bus to be robbed in August Town in 24 hours.

In the first incident, however, the driver turned over the money and was not harmed.