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District constable arrested for alleged robbery, abduction

Superintendent Wayne Cameron, head of the Manchester Police
 
A district constable attached to the Manchester Police Division is in custody facing charges of robbery and abduction.
 
He was taken into custody on Wednesday following an investigation into the abduction and robbery of a businesswoman last month.
 
Superintendent Wayne Cameron, head of the Manchester Police, reported that the woman was abducted near her home on June 30 by three men posing as members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
 
She was robbed of US$2,000 and later released. 
 
Following investigations, District Constable Loxley Mattis was held and placed in an identification parade, where he was pointed out as one of the three men posing as police officers. 
 
He is expected to be charged for abduction and robbery, as well as assault. 
 
Superintendent Cameron said the district constable has been on suspension for the last five years after being charged in a separate case for larceny as a public servant and illegal possession of ammunition. He is due to return to court on October 10 in relation to that matter. 
 


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