Two Killed During Robbery In St. James


The St. James Police are probing the shooting death of two men and the wounding of another, during a robbery on Jarrett Street, Montego Bay St. James on Sunday, March 10.

Dead is 61-year-old Canute Earle, security guard of Norwood, St. James and 41-year-old Floyd Wilson, driver of Rosemount Gardens, St. James.

Reports are that about 8:00 a.m., 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, it is reported that a motor vehicle blocked the roadway and men armed with guns alighted.

The gunmen allegedly opened fire 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.

Investigations into the matter continue.


Franklin McKnight

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