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Female victims disarm male robber who is now on the run

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A gunman is on the run after he was disarmed by two women who he reportedly tried to sexually assault.

The incident occurred this morning along the Heathfield main road in Linstead, St Catherine.

The police say about 1:40 this morning the women were walking along the road when they held up by the gunman. He robbed them of cash and their cell phones before forcing them into an abandoned building where he attempted to sexually assault them.

However, the women fought back, disarming the gunman. One of the women was, however, wounded after he brandished a knife.

A homemade firearm along with a 12 gauge cartridge was seized by the police.

The female who was injured in the incident, was taken to hospital for treatment.

The police are appealing to anyone with information who can assist them in their investigation to contact the Linstead Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) at 985-9070, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.