A young man is waiting to hear when he is to appear in court to answer to charges after cops intercepted a motor vehicle he was driving soon after it was allegedly used in a robbery and attempted abduction in Portmore, St Catherine, two weeks ago.
The accused man, Jordan Gregory, 23, is of an Independence City, Gregory Park address in St Catherine. He has been charged with robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm.
Reports from the police are that on March 18, about 11:45pm, Gregory was the driver of a Nissan Teana motor car that had two other men armed with firearms aboard. The occupants reportedly accosted a man on Cedar Avenue and robbed him of an iPhone valued at $180,000, the key for a Toyota Mark X motor car and $10,000.
The police said the gunmen attempted to steal the Toyota Mark X but were unsuccessful. An attempt was also reportedly made to abduct the complainant, but he fled the scene and made a report to the police.
“Police quickly responded, and the Nissan Teana [motor car] was intercepted along the Portmore Toll Road. Two men ran from the vehicle; however, Gregory was held,” the police said in a release this week.
One submachine gun loaded with a magazine containing three 9mm cartridges was allegedly found inside the trunk of the vehicle.
Gregory was charged after he gave a caution statement, the police said.