Church Missionaries Robbed

The Manchester and St. Elizabeth police have intensified their probe, into the armed robbery of some visiting church missionaries in Oxford, near Balaclava.

The incident took place about 1:40 a.m., at a house in Oxford district, on the border of both parishes.

Area 3 Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Derrick Knight, says 26 church people robbed, robbery in church, theft in church missionaries were staying at the house, but only 6 of them were robbed.

Reports are that 4 men armed with axe and machete, entered the house through a window, and robbed the missionaries of cellular phones, laptop computers, money, and other valuables.


ACP Knight says the police have launched a manhunt for the robbers.

ACP Knight says the missionaries have decided to remain at the same premises, and as such, additional security measures are being implemented for them.

He says, the victims of the robbery are receiving support and counselling.

Meanwhile, Mayor of Black River, Everton Fisher, has condemned yesterday morning’s (August 8) incident, in which some church missionaries were held-up, at a house in Oxford district.

They were fleeced of valuables, including cellular phones, computers, and cash.

Mayor Fisher, who is also Councillor for the Balaclava division, in which Oxford district falls, says the missionaries are upset about the incident.

The missionaries are in the island, assisting members of the local Jamaica Holiness Church, host a vacation bible school for children, in the community.


He is appealing to the culprits to return the items.

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