Tourists escape armed robbers

Vana Taylor, chairperson for the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Ocho Rios Runaway Bay Chapter, has condemned Thursday’s attempted robbery of two tourists who had gone horseback riding in the Laughing Waters area of St Ann. 

Reports are that Jordan Reid, 30, a fire fighter of White Palm, and Marcus Coleman, 29, of Baltimore, both in the USA, were on vacation at the Excellence Hotel in Trelawny and made the trip to St Ann for the popular activity.  

They were approached by armed masked men who demanded that they hand over their belongings.

An alarm was raised and the gunmen made their escape.

No one was hurt doing the incident, the police later confirmed. 

“It’s a cause for concern, but I’m happy no one was hurt,” Taylor told The Gleaner.  

She said the incident will be raised at the next meeting of the chapter.  

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