UPDATE: Courier, guard killed in downtown MoBay robbery identified
The courier and security guard killed in this morning's brazen multi-million dollar robbery in downtown Montego Bay, St James have been identified.
They are: 61-year-old Canute Earle, security guard of Norwood and 41-year-old Floyd Wilson, driver of Rosemount Gardens, both in St James. Wilson is the courier who was transporting the large sum of cash.
According to police reports, Earle and another security guard were travelling in a marked Hawkeye motor car that was escorting Wilson, who was driving a Toyota Hiace van with a passenger aboard. On reaching a section of Jarrett Street, a motor vehicle blocked the roadway and men armed with guns alighted.
The assailants allegedly opened gunfire on the Hawkeye vehicle and the Toyota Hiace van, before stealing an undetermined amount of cash.
The police were summoned and on their arrival, both security guards and Wilson, were taken to hospital, where Earle and Wilson were pronounced dead and the other security guard admitted in stable condition.
The passenger in the Hiace van was not hurt.