Police thwart US $21K heist at Western Union in Jamaica
Created : 12 July 2020
File photo of customers inside a Western Union in the Corporate Area.
Officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force thwarted a multi-million dollar heist at a Western Union outlet in St Andrew, Jamaica on Thursday.
Two men were arrested and US $21,282 worth of cash in various currencies was recovered in the incident, the police said.
Reports from the Half Way Tree Police are that about 9.40 pm, a team responded to reports of a burglary in progress at the Western Union along Hope Road, St Andrew, after an alarm went off at the building.
On arriving, police found two men inside the ceiling with a bag containing over J$1 million; US$11,500; EU €1,010; CI $115; £400 and CAD $1,240.
The men were taken into custody and the cash seized. It is believed that a third person escaped with an undetermined sum of money.
The identities of the men are being withheld pending further investigations.
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