Archive for June 5th, 2010

Jamaican police suspect torture in Tivoli Gardens

| 05/06/2010 | 15 Comments

(Jamaica Observer): Jamaican security forces have made a number of gruesome discoveries in the area of Tivoli Gardens. Shallow graves — one with the body of a person who was buried standing — and a suspected torture chamber were revealed to the media yesterday more than a week after gunmen engaged the authorities in three days of clashes that resulted in the deaths of more than 73 people.Jamaica Defence Force soldiers told the Observer that they stumbled upon the graves during a search of an area in the community called Rasta City, located off McKenzie Drive. “The area is believed to be a location where thugs would dump and bury the bodies of persons killed in the community of Tivoli Gardens,” a soldier told the Observer.

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Masked men rob liquor store

| 05/06/2010 | 23 Comments

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Island headline news, Cayman crime(CNS): Police said this morning that they have two men in custody in connection with a robbery at a George Town liquor store on Friday evening (4 June). The two masked men reportedly entered the Tortuga Liquor Store in Passadora Place, Smith Road, wielding machetes and made off with around $3,000 from the till as well as a handbag belonging to a member of staff. The incident, in which no one was hurt, occurred at around 6.50pm and the suspects made their escape on foot. Officers from the RCIPS confirmed that two suspects were arrested later that evening.

The robbery is the third in less than two days. Two gunmen robbed the ESSO gas station in Red Bay on Thursday evening (3 June), while earlier in the day three teenage girls armed with machetes stole cash and sodas from Dominos Pizza in Savannah.

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