Security guard among 2 murdered during robbery

Gunmen murdered a Hawkeye security guard and another man during a daring daylight robbery on Jarrett Street in St James this morning, March 10.

A second security guard was shot and wounded, said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Those killed are 61-year-old security guard Canute Earle from Norwood, and 41-year-old driver Floyd Wilson from Rosemount Gardens – both in St James.

The JCF said: “Reports are that, about 8am, 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 assailants allegedly opened gunfire on the Hawkeye vehicle and the Toyota Hiace van, before stealing an undetermined amount of cash,” the JCF further said.

“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 are continuing, added the JCF.

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