A man who attacked a businessman as he was locking up his shop in Curtis Bottom district in St. Thomas on Saturday, December 25 was collared by residents and handed over to the Police, along with an illegal firearm.

Reports from the Morant Bay Police are that about 12:30 a.m., the store owner was closing the establishment when two men attacked him; one of them was armed with a gun. The store owner resisted the men’s attempts to rob him and a tussle ensued. Residents reportedly came to his assistance and they disarmed the gunman.

The would-be robber and his weapon—a Taurus 9mm pistol fitted with a magazine containing twelve 9mm rounds—were handed over to the Police.

The second robber escaped, however, investigators continue to follow all leads. Persons with information that can assist may call the Morant Bay Police at 876-982-1027, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police.