Wednesday 21 October, 2020

UPDATE: Police name woman shot at ATM

UPDATE [11:42 am]:  Police named the woman killed yesterday in the following press release, while also reminding the public to take certain precautions when using ATMs.

Police are continuing investigations into the unnatural death of Colleen Beresdean Payne, 58 years, of Lodge Hill, St. Michael, which occurred sometime around 9:00 pm yesterday at University Drive, Black Rock, St. Michael.

Payne went to the Royal Bank, Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), located at University Drive, Black Rock, St. Michael, where she encountered two men, who attacked and shot her. She was rushed to the QEH by ambulance, where he later succumbed to her injuries.

Anyone who can provide any information that can assist with these investigations are asked to call the Black Rock Police Station at 4177500, or 4177505. Police Emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800 –TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station.    All information received will be strictly confidential.

The general public is also being reminded:

  • If possible, avoid using ATM’s after dark. If you must, choose one that is well lit and not in an isolated location
  •  As you leave the ATM, be aware of anything suspicious. If you think you are being followed, go to an area where a number of people are, and call the police

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Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of a 58-year-old, St. Michael woman, which occurred sometime around 9:00 pm yesterday at University Drive, Black Rock, St. Michael.

Preliminary investigations revealed that at around 9:00 pm, the deceased visited the area to use the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), when she was attacked by two (2) men and shot during the process. She was rushed to the QEH by ambulance, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Police are appealing to anyone who can provide information that can assist with these investigations to contact the Black Rock Police Station at 4177500, or 4177505. Police Emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800 –TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station. 

All information received will be strictly confidential, police assured.

The general public is also being reminded:

- If possible, avoid using an ATM after dark. If you must, choose one that is well lit and not in an isolated location

- As you leave the ATM, be aware of anything suspicious. If you think you are being followed, go to an area with a lot of people and call the police.

- Try to avoid using an ATM by yourself, take someone you trust with you, or only use an ATM when others are around.

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