Third man arrested, firearm seized in Molynes Road hostage saga
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.