Another businessman attack in downtown MoBay | News

Another businessman was attacked near a bank in downtown Montego Bay in St James.

It is reported that on Thursday morning the businessman, who is of Chinese descent, was robbed and then stabbed in the collarbone.

He had previously worked in a financial institution.

The incident came 24 hours after a woman, who is also of Chinese descent, was slashed in the face in downtown Montego Bay.

It is reported that there have been five attacks on members of the community in recent times.

This raised safety concerns among community members.

“Four of the five crimes occurred without any theft associated with it,” a community member told The Gleaner.

Community members have called for an urgent meeting with Chief Police Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the Commander of St James, to discuss their concerns.

The crime situation in downtown Montego Bay has raised serious concern among the business community.

Computer scientist Richard Bell Jr., 42, was robbed and stabbed at an ATM in Sam Sharpe Square last Tuesday.

He later died.

The attack happened around 11:00 a.m.

His family did not learn of his death until two days later because police were unable to identify his body.

And this incident was the second he had encountered in weeks.

He was broken into while boarding a taxi in downtown Montego Bay.

“Due to the fact that banks do not collect large sums of money at the counter, we were forced to use ATMs and ATMs, which are not secure,” a commercial operator lamented last week. .

The businessman wants banks to make more ATMs available within their companies or increase the security offered to customers who queue in front of these financial institutions.

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