Beryllium to assess operations following attack on employees, service delays expected

Beryllium Limited has reported that it will be assessing its operations islandwide, which may result in delays in the delivery of services.

This, following an attempted robbery in Portmore, 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 automated teller machine.

Director of operations for Guardsman Group Limited, Lieutenant Commander, George Overton, said the company will be looking to see what can be done differently, to mitigate against threats, to its operations.

Speaking with Irie Fm news, Lieutenant Commander Overton noted, that criminals are becoming increasingly vicious.

Meantime, head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, has indicated that the police will be engaging in discussions with the security company, on the heels of Sunday’s attempted robbery during which four people were shot.

Responding to questions about safety concerns, SSP Lindsay noted that the criminals involved in these robberies are not targeting civilians, but urged persons to be cautious nonetheless.


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