Jamaica police hunt killers following brutal murder of four men in payroll heist


Jamaica policeman. (Credit: Flickr)

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday October 14, 2014, CMC – Jamaica police were continuing the search for gunmen who shot and killed four men transporting two million dollars (One Jamaica dollar =US$0.0089 cents) to pay employees of a Chinese firm constructing a section of the North/South link of Highway 2000.

Police said the men, identified as Courtney Courbourne, 38, Carlton Scott, 37, Greg Harris, and another man identified only as Kirk, were shot and killed during the daring daylight robbery that the parliamentary representative for North Central St Catherine Natalie Neita-Headley described as vicious and brutal.

Police said the vehicle transporting the men overturned as it appeared the driver was attempting to escape but was impeded by the narrow roadway.

“Reports received are that the men intercepted the vehicle and opened fire while they were making their way to the community,” police told the Jamaica Observer newspaper.

“The criminals then went over to the injured men as they lay suffering from gunshot wounds, and fired several additional shots. The men then took off with the payroll,” the paper reported.

At least 70 employees were left without pay and the incident comes little over one month after four people were gunned down in separate incidents in the Linstead, St Catherine area, in August.

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