Corrupted Jamaican Cop on Sick Leave Shot in Bank Robbery Attempt
A police constable attached to the Kingston Central Police Division was shot while attempting to rob a bank customer in Black River, the St Elizabeth capital last Monday (August 17), Hype Life Magazine has learned.
Constable Oshane Anderson is now in hospital under police, suffering from a gunshot wound to the right knee.
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The cop who was on sick leave is a part of Kingston Central’s Operational Support Team.
Reports are that about 12:20 pm, the off-duty cop reportedly attempted to rob a Chinese businessman of a bag containing about $5 million when the security guard for the National Commercial Bank intervened and shot him.
Police, on arrival on the scene, found a pistol which had allegedly fallen from the would-be robber’s hand as well as a .38 revolver stuck in his waistband. The suspect was said to be wearing a disguise, including false dreadlocks.
The incident drew large crowds as the security guards awaited the arrival of the police. The chaotic scene afterwards was caught on camera, as the suspect was being apprehended.
Members of the crowd can be heard scolding the man and demanding to see his face.
The Police High Command is reporting that the policeman who attempted to rob a bank in St. Elizabeth last week has been linked to four more robberies in Central Jamaica.
The police said his description has led them to link him to four other robberies in Clarendon and St Elizabeth. Anderson is already facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm and robbery with aggravation.
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