Police report major breakthrough in probe of recent attacks on armored couriers

Investigators say they have made a major breakthrough in the probe into the recent attacks on armoured couriers.


This, as a St. Catherine man is facing several charges under the new Firearms Act, the Anti-gang Legislation and other laws in relation to the attack on Beryllium security officers that took place in St. Thomas on Saturday, April 29.


Twenty-eight-year-old Jevon Bashford otherwise called ‘Bashy’, of Mandock Avenue, Big Lane in Central Village, St. Catherine has been charged with wounding with intent with use of a firearm, robbery with aggravation and twelve other charges.


About 10:53 a.m. on the day in question, the Beryllium officers entered the compound of a service station to carry out maintenance duties, when they were attacked by a group of armed men, who opened gunfire at them.


One of the security officers along with a bystander were shot and wounded.


A bag containing over J$100,000 was stolen from the Beryllium truck, before the men escaped in a motor car.


Police say intense investigations led to detectives from the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations, CTOC, branch conducting an operation on Jacques Road in Mountain View, Kingston on Friday, June 9, where two high powered rifles and over seventy assorted

rounds of ammunition were seized.


Bashford was taken into custody at that scene.


He gave a caution statement in the presence of his attorney, was interviewed and subsequently charged.


His court date is being arranged.


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