Persons Urged to Use Armoured Vehicles to Transport Money

Photo: Rudranath Fraser Sergeant Shawnjaye Mitchell of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit, encouraging business operators to use armoured vehicles to transport cash, during his presentation at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’.

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  • The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging business operators to use armoured vehicles to transport large quantities of cash and other valuables.
  • Sergeant Mitchell is also cautioning the general public when handling cash, especially during the busy holiday season.
  • Sergeant Mitchell is also encouraging persons to always let someone know where they are, or their intended whereabouts, and how long they expect to stay out.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging business operators to use armoured vehicles to transport large quantities of cash and other valuables.

Speaking with JIS News, Sergeant Shawnjaye Mitchell of the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit, said business transactions are heightened during the festive season, and thieves will use this opportunity to rob persons.

“We are advising business owners to employ security companies. Do not use a bearer to carry large sums of money to the bank. That is a set-up for disaster,” Sergeant Mitchell said.

He pointed out that the armoured vehicles are completely bulletproof and can withstand extreme degrees of heat or gunfire, and the guards are also well-trained to protect whatever contents they are transporting.

Sergeant Mitchell is also cautioning the general public when handling cash, especially during the busy holiday season.

He said that if persons choose to transport cash on their own, they must do as much as possible to reduce the risk of falling prey to criminals.

“If you are going to carry money, avoid using public transportation and ensure that you have someone to accompany you,” Sergeant Mitchell urged.

“If you are walking on the streets and you feel like you are being followed, chances are you are being followed. We encourage you to quickly get into a crowded area where there are other civilians and security personnel,” he added.

Sergeant Mitchell is also encouraging persons to always let someone know where they are, or their intended whereabouts, and how long they expect to stay out.

“This is important information that can help the police to conduct a swift and effective search in the event someone is reported missing. We will know that you went to a particular place and be able to track your movements,” he explained.

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