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Gunmen trick, rob foreigners – Pretended to be Good Samaritans.

An American family visiting the island who were robbed at gunpoint in July along the Penn Hill Road in Manchester is pleading with those responsible to return their travel documents and house keys.

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, natives are scheduled to return home shortly, and are appealing for the return of their documents, house and car keys.

G’nadine Grant, who was with her husband, daughter and friend when the ordeal took place on July 20 about 10:15 p.m., explained that the car they were travelling in had broken down when the gunmen pounced.

“A friend came to pick us up at the airport but the car broke down on the Penn Hill Road and we were there about one hour. Other persons stopped to help us but my husband is a mechanic so when they stopped he asked for a pliers but when they realised they had none, they would say they couldn’t help us,” she said.

Soon, another car stopped. The occupants seemed to be Good Samaritans but they had other intentions.

“The car passed to go up the hill and then shortly afterwards the same car came back down the road. They parked behind us on the road and pretended they were going to help us get the car started,” Grant recalled. ” My husband asked if they had a pliers and one pretended to go and look for a pliers while the others were there just lingering. Soon afterwards, one of them held a gun to my husband’s head and pushed him over into a ditch.”

Grant said there were four men but it seemed only one was armed with a knife and a gun. She said she and her husband were standing outside during the attack while her friend and daughter were seated in the car.

She said they were robbed of jewellery, cash, gadgets, their travel documents and keys. However, she is only concerned with the return of the documents and other more important items.

She estimated the attack lasted about five minutes. “It happened so fast,” she remarked.

Grant explained that shortly after the men left, a wrecker company they had been in contact with, her pastor, and the police arrived.

She is asking anyone who may assist with the return of their travel documents and house keys to contact 433-2057, or 896-0899, or any police station.

“Any police station, anywhere on the island, we will drive. That’s how urgent the matter is right now,” she remarked.

The Mandeville police confirmed the robbery and said the probe is still in progress.

‘Me know nuff gunman’ – Cop tells woman during quarrel

A vendor who accused a police corporal of taking fruits from her stall in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, and refusing to pay for them, got a scolding from the lawman when she grumbled about it last Thursday.

“Wha you seh a while a go, seh you nuh like police,” the corporal from the Island Special Constabulary Force demanded from the female.

“Cause if a dat you seh eno, you can’t stay ya so,” he told the woman, in reference to the spot where she and other vendors had their wares on display.

‘a you me no like’

Seeking to explain herself, the vendor responded saying she does not have a problem with the police, “a you me no like.”

She later told THE STAR that her dislike for the policeman was because on more than one occasion he has taken fruits from her stall but has refused to pay.

However, her explanation only infuriated the police corporal who was dressed in full uniform and was apparently on patrol with a subordinate.

“Me no fraid a nobody eno cause none a oonu caan do me nutten. Me know the baddest set a gunman and badman dem,” boasted the lawman, who by then was enraged.

He then demanded that the female vendor remove her stall.

“As a matter of fact, lef ya so,” he ordered, as his subordinate tried to restrain him.

“Are you an imbecile ma’am, are you an imbecile?” he shouted to the woman as he was being ushered away by his subordinate.


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A police officer looks into the bag of one of the men who was at the abandoned house on Millsborough Avenue in St Andrew yesterday. The police were at the property where they evicted a group of alleged homosexual men from the premises. – Gladstone Taylor
A large group of self-proclaimed homosexuals was booted from an abandoned house in the upscale Millsborough community in upper St Andrew, yesterday.

The highly bleached men wept as a heavy contingent of police wearing dust masks monitored their removal.

The men told the police that they were prepared to point out members of the group who had been committing a range of criminal activities including robbery and assault.

Under the watchful eyes of members of the media and the police, the men walked slowly out of the compound, while another group left in a white Nissan Tiida, which was parked in the yard.

Commander of the Operation, Christopher Murdock, told The STAR that the house would be demolished tomorrow

Woman caught in high-speed chase gets bail extension

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A woman who was involved in a police high-speed chase in March of this year had her bail extended when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Monday.

She is 28-year-old Tahira Howell from Kingston 19. Howell is charged with malicious destruction of property.

Allegations are that, on March 21, Howell was driving a green Toyota motorcar along Mountain View Avenue when she allegedly hit a Mitsubishi Lancer and sped off. She was then chased by the police who were instructing her to stop. She continued driving.

She was eventually accosted by the police along Richmond Park Avenue. It is alleged that Howell refused to exit the vehicle and respond to the police. She was eventually removed and, while being questioned, it is further alleged that she stripped herself of her clothing.

She was then taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where she was admitted under police guard.

It is also alleged that during the car-chasing episode, she damaged several service vehicles.

A psychiatric evaluation was done and she was diagnosed with acute psychosis.

The vehicle, which belonged to Howell’s mother, was taken to the Elletson Road Police Station for safe keeping. Howell returns to court for mention on July 31.

Wannabe cop held by police

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A man who was awaiting selection to join the police force has found himself in trouble with the law for impersonating a police officer.

He is Oral McLaren, a 26-year-old plumber from Peace River in Clarendon.

Police say on June 5, a team was conducting a spot check along Michael Manley Boulevard in Kingston. Mclaren was reportedly seen speeding in a Toyota Corolla and was signalled to stop.

He reportedly told the lawmen, “Mi a police and station at Rock River Police Station, in Clarendon”.

McLaren reportedly told them he left his identification and car documents at home. The police told him to call the station, so as to verify his status but he reportedly sped off and eventually ditched the car.

McLaren was eventually held walking along the Norman Manley International Airport roundabout. He was subsequently detained and later charged with impersonating police.

He reportedly told the police that he was awaiting a call to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force

Policeman attacked at home

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A policeman was attacked at his home in Denbigh, Clarendon, on Wednesday night.

The police say about 11:50 p.m., the cop was pounced upon by three men, who opened fire at him.

A colleague who also lives in the community was reportedly alerted by the explosions and went to his aid.

He too came under fire.

One of the gunmen was injured in the incident.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His identity is not yet known.

The matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations.


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Four men are now dead, after they were gunned down while playing a game of dominoes in the community of Seaview Gardens yesterday evening.

Information reaching THE STAR is that about 8 PM yesterday, a group of men were gathered in a section of the community playing dominoes when a car drove up to them; it is alleged that a man stepped out of the vehicle and opened fire on the men.

collecting clues

Up to press time last night, the police had not released the identities of the men and were still on the scene collecting clues. The police however said the men were believed to be in their 20s.

According to reports, the gunman then re-entered the motor vehicle and fled the scene.

The Hunt’s Bay police told THE STAR that one man died on the spot while the others were pronounced dead intermittently while undergoing treatment at the Kingston Public Hospital.

According to the police, a motive for the shooting is still unclear.

Residents told THE STAR however, that the shooting is an alleged reprisal for a popular man in the community who was killed recently.