(CMR) The Jamaica Constabulary Force has reportedly launched a high-level probe after the FDR all-inclusive hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, was invaded by gunmen Friday morning.
According to the Jamaica Observer, five men, two armed with an Uzi submachine and a pistol, robbed an employee of more than $100,000. The men reportedly accessed the property at about 1:52 am by sliding under the main gate.
One of the men held up the security guard and tied him up, while the other four went to the lobby area, where they held up the night auditor and robbed her of J$19,000, US$700, and a cell phone.
While demanding the employee to open the safe, the gunman, who was left with the guard, was heading to the lobby when he was fired on by his cronies, who thought he was security personnel, the Observer reported.
The men also attempted to rob two visitors who entered the property in an SUV. The men intercepted the vehicle and demanded that the visitors hand over their properties. The victims resisted, and the gunman fired one round into the ground. The five men then fled the hotel on foot.
Police processed the scene and found one spent casing and a live round in the hotel’s lobby. Bullet fragments were also found in the Suzuki SUV, the Observer stated.