Mechanic ‘Bobby’ remanded re St Bess vendor’s murder in MoBay Loop Jamaica

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A man who was allegedly caught on CCTV footage carrying out the murder of a vendor in Montego Bay, St James last year, was on Thursday further remanded in custody.

Tyrece Hunter, otherwise called ‘Bobby’, a mechanic from John’s Hall in St James, appeared in the St James Parish Court, during which the clerk of courts indicated that the case file was incomplete.

Hunter is charged with the murder of Ackeem Robinson, a 34-year-old vendor from Burnt Savanna in St Elizabeth.

It was disclosed that the prosecution is awaiting a CD with CCTV footage of the incident to add to the case file.

Consequently, presiding Parish Judge, Sasha-Marie Smith-Ashley, remanded Hunter in custody until March 27 when a further update is to be provided on the status of the case file.

According to police reports, Robinson was sitting along Fustic Road in Montego Bay when he was fatally shot on Thursday, November 23, 2023, shortly after 2pm. The lone assailant rode up, alighted from a motorcycle, and opened fire on Robinson, hitting him in the head.

The gunman then drove away from the scene on the motorcycle.

Robinson was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries while being treated.

Upon receiving a report of the incident, the Montego Bay Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) launched an investigation, which included utilising CCTV footage, along with community canvassing.

Hunter was identified and later found in possession of the motorcycle that was used in committing the crime.

He was arrested on December 4, 2023, and the motorcycle was seized.

Following an interview with detectives, Hunter was formally charged.