SOURCE: REAL NEWS –
Residents shocked by latest crime escapade, as police disable getaway car and robbery suspect takes off running, barefoot Many residents are expressing shock over an incident that took place on Cross Street, mid-Wednesday morning, June 21, when an alleged robbery resulted in police officers shooting out the tyres of an “getaway vehicle” and the suspect taking off on foot.
Immediately, videos and photos went into circulation, showing a senior officer chasing the suspect, who left both slippers behind as he sped away and onto Tanner Street.
The fleeing man, wearing long corn-rowed braids and black clothing, clutched a black female handbag as he ran from the officer. Unconfirmed reports claim the man had kidnapped the victim and had jumped from the moving vehicle with her work bag.
However, other conflicting reports allege that the suspect had robbed a marijuana spot in St. Johnston’s Village, gotten into the vehicle, and driven off. Reports say that, while trying to get away from the scene, he struck a number of other vehicles.
The Police had already gotten wind of that incident, which reportedly had prompted them to be on the lookout for the vehicle, and, therefore, they were able to intercept it.
After officers allegedly shot out two tyres – the front and rear on the driver’s side – the vehicle naturally slowed down, allowing the suspect to jump out of the beat-up white Toyota Corolla and run. It was not known, up to news time, whether he had been identified or captured.
As the incident unfolded, a number of onlookers, including persons working in nearby businesses, came out to see what was taking place. Many appeared to be shocked, confused and bewildered by what actually was going on.
An emergency siren was blasting very loudly, as several men went to the assistance of a young woman who had been inside the vehicle.
She seemed to be upset, and it appeared that one man was trying to calm her down.
This broad-daylight incident has prompted locals to say, yet again, that the crime situation is spiraling out of control.
One woman says the Administration needs to do more to reduce crime, and she hopes that some of the money from the sale of the Alfa Nero will be used to properly equip the Police Force and other law-enforcement agencies.
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