Hype Life Magazine has been reliably informed that award-winning reggae veteran, Bob Andy, was attacked and robbed in the Mona area of St Andrew Friday afternoon.
The Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force reports that Andy, whose real name is Keith Anderson, was attacked by a knife-wielding man off Mona Road at 2:30 pm. The man slashed the singer on his left arm and robbed him of J$50,000,$US5,000 and two cell phones.
Reports are that Andy was stabbed when he tried to resist the robbers and eventually gave up the loot to them. His condition is not considered serious.
The robber then escaped on a motor-cycle. No arrest has been made.
Following the robbery, the police issued a warning to people in the area to take extra precaution, in light of the number of robberies which have occurred there and in neighbouring communities, recently.
The police say that they have received numerous reports that a group of men travelling on motorcycles have been robbing and, in some cases, wounding unsuspecting persons in those areas.
Bob Andy is one of reggae’s greatest songwriters and composers. He started his career as a member of The Paragons in the early 1960s before going solo mid-decade.
Andy is known for a number of reggae hits, including “I’ve Got To Go Back Home”, “Fire Burning”, “Desperate Lover,” “Feeling Soul”, “Unchained,” and “Too Experienced”.
He also starred in the 1978 movie, Children of Babylon.