The police are reporting that they currently have three women in custody following a robbery attempt in the vicinity of the Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ) head office, off Half-Way Tree Road in St Andrew.
Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey, head of the St Andrew Central Police, said the women were arrested Wednesday afternoon after one of the females had lured a man to purchase patties for her along Half-Way Tree Road.
Bailey said another woman was introduced to the man as a cousin of the previous woman. However, when they were driving away from the patty shop, the second woman brandished a .45 pistol, placed it in the back of the man's neck, and told him to drive.
Bailey said when they attempted to rob the man, he held on to the woman and summoned the police. Another female involved in the incident was also arrested, along with a man.
Bailey said the man has since been released, while the women are still in police custody, though they have not yet been charged, as investigations are still ongoing.
Initial reports reaching The Gleaner are that the NAJ office had been attacked by the women. However, Bailey said this was not the case.
Garth Kitson, head of Guardsman Alarms, had told The Gleaner that the security company received a panic call from its client, the NAJ, and responded.
Kitson said Guardsman personnel assisted the police in apprehending the women and the man close to the NAJ head office.