Sun | Sep 22, 2019

Third man arrested, firearm seized in Molynes Road hostage saga

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 4:14 PM
Police personnel outside the Cash Pot outlet at the intersection of Seaward Drive and Molynes Road in St Andrew during the attempted reported / hostage situation on September 9, 2019 - Andre Williams photo.

The police are reporting that a third man has been taken into custody in connection with last night’s hostage situation at a Cash Pot outlet at the intersection of Seaward Drive and Molynes Road in St Andrew.

Additionally, the police say a .38 revolver containing six rounds of ammunition, which they say was in the attempted robbery/ hostage hold-up, was seized this morning.

They say the seizure was made following a search of the building by members of the Caribbean Search Centre and cops assigned to the St Andrew Central Police Division.

The police say the gun was found behind a toilet inside a bathroom.

The police had reported that two armed men reportedly went to the premises and attempted to rob the operator and patrons.

They say the police were alerted and a team was quick on the scene.

This reportedly surprised the robbers who locked themselves inside the building, taking the owner and the patrons as hostages. 

After a long standoff, the men surrendered to the police and the hostages were safely rescued.

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