December 10, 2021– The coordinated efforts of several teams in the St. Andrew North Division resulted in the arrest of a suspected serial bike robber on Thursday, December 9.
The suspected serial robber was nabbed after a chase that culminated on Red Hills Road, St. Andrew about 3:30 p.m. The teams went into action when a transmission from the Police Emergency Communication Centre alerted units that a robber who left victims in the Liguanea and Constant Spring Road areas of St. Andrew was believed to be in the vicinity of Constant Spring Road.
The suspect—who was travelling on a motorcycle—was spotted in the Cassava Piece area, however, he utilised the sidewalk to elude the lawmen. Relentless, the teams continued their pursuit of the suspect and later cornered him in the vicinity of Elizabeth Avenue on Red Hills Road. He attempted to flee on foot when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a police service vehicle, however, supporting teams had surrounded the area and he was held in a nearby gully.
The motorcycle was recovered, along with four cellular phones. All are believed to be stolen.
A cross-divisional investigation is now underway, as the suspect’s possible involvement in a series of robberies is being investigated in the neighbouring St. Andrew Central Division. His identity is being withheld at this time.