Banks warn of difficulties conducting cash transactions at ATMs today

Consumers who intend to use Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across the island today, will likely encounter difficulties while conducting cash related services.

That’s according to director of operations for Guardsman Group Limited, Lieutenant Commander, George Overton.

This, following a robbery in Portmore, St Catherine on Sunday, during which three security guards attached to the company were shot and wounded.

A civilian was also wounded in the incident, which occurred as the security guards were servicing an ATM.

The sum of money stolen has not yet been determined.

Speaking to Irie Fm news on Monday morning, Lieutenant Overton said operations started late Monday morning, due to counselling and discussions following yesterday’s incident.



He noted that the security officers in hospital have been responding well to medical treatment.

ATM‘s linked to the National Commercial Bank, the Bank of Nova Scotia and JMMB are among those impacted.

In the meantime, head of the police’s corporate communication’s unit Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said the search is still on for the robbers.

She said discussions are ongoing with the police, security firms and the financial community to facilitate safer transactions.



She said while the robbers are not targeting civilians, they should also be vigilant and called on anyone with information on the whereabouts of the robbers, to contact the police.


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