Men charged after licensed gun holder intervenes in armed robbery Loop Jamaica

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Almost a month after a licensed firearm holder challenged two men and foiled a robbery at the intersection of Retreat and Seymour Avenue in Kingston, the two men have been charged on Tuesday, July 19.

Charged with assault at common law, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm are 25-year-old Miguel Stone of Sussex Lane, Franklyn Town, and 19-year-old Paul Alexander of York Street, both in Kingston 16.

Reports from the Half-Way-Tree police are that about 11:45am, a licensed firearm holder saw a woman being robbed at gunpoint, allegedly by Stone and Alexander.

The police said the licensed firearm holder challenged the men, causing a Honda motorcycle on which they were travelling to crash.

The police were summoned and on their arrival, both men were taken to hospital.

Alexander and Stone were charged on August 9 after an identification parade. Their court date is being finalised, the police said.