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Manchester businessman robbed, shot dead during power blackout

Published:Monday | April 18, 2016 | 4:39 PM
Tevor Meikle
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Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

The Mandeville business community has been left shocked and saddened following Sunday night's robbery and murder of 76-year-old block factory operator Trevor Meikle.

A source close to the family told The Gleaner that Meikle was robbed and killed after dropping his daughter home from the airport in Ingleside, an upscale community on the outskirts of Mandeville.

His wife was also robbed.

However, neither she nor the daughter was harmed.

It is reported that as a result of a power blackout in Manchester last night, the electronic gate at the house could not be opened when the Meikles arrived, so they were using the pedestrian gate.

Meikle and his daughter went inside and had returned to the vehicle when they were attacked.

Meikle was robbed of his wallet and jewellery before he was shot dead.

The businessman, owner of Meikle's Block Factory located in Spur Tree, has been described by his colleagues as a man who was selfless in service.

"I am totally devastated and hurt by the whole trauma that comes with this experience. He was a business partner and a friend who had a quiet demeanor, good work ethic and one who has respected by all," said fellow businessman and Justice of the Peace, Trevor Heaven.

"It is sad how he died, why do people need to take a life? It is as if there is no value of human life anymore," he said.