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Security guard shot dead in Newell PC bank robbery

Published:Monday | November 14, 2016 | 7:12 PM

A security guard was shot and killed by gunmen after a robbery at the Newell People's Cooperative Bank in St Elizabeth this afternoon.

The guard’s name has not been released, but The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that he was employed to Guardsman Limited.

The police report that shortly after 2 o’clock, four men entered the bank and got into an argument with the security guard.

It’s reported that a tussle ensued and the guard was shot several times.

Before escaping, police sources say the gunmen forced open a door at the bank and stole over $100,000.

It’s believed that they also stole the guard’s firearm.