St James business operators urged to use police escort service
Barrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer
The St James police are urging business operators to use protective services when they are going to make lodgements at financial institutions.
The appeal from the police follows this morning's murder of Clifton Young, the operator of the Flagstaff Bakery in Montego Bay.
Young was shot and killed by gunmen about 9 a.m.
The police say he was on his way to a bank on Barnett street, when he was pounced upon by two men armed men with guns who shot and robbed him.
Young was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Following the incident, St James police chief, Superintendent Egbert Parkins, said some business operators have not been requesting police escort services, a practice which he said was dangerous.
According to Superintendent Parkins, the Jamaica Constabulary Force is responsible for the protection of citizens and the police escort service is offered free of charge to citizens.
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