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Man escapes police after tossing bag with dozens of bullets in St Andrew South

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Man escapes police after tossing bag with dozens of bullets in St Andrew South

A man reportedly ran leaving a plastic bag containing 70 assorted rounds of ammunition in the volatile St Andrew South Police Division yesterday

A man reportedly ran leaving a plastic bag containing 70 assorted rounds of ammunition in the volatile St Andrew South Police Division yesterday.

He remains at large, the police say.

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According to the police, the incident happened about 3:40p.m. in the community of Oak Glades

Since the start of the year, over 147 persons have been murdered across communities that fall within the St Andrew South Police Division, an increase of 21 or 16 per cent when compared with the corresponding period last year

The division has been under a state of emergency since July 7

The Hunts Bay Police report that a team was on patrol in the area when a man carrying a plastic bag aroused their suspicion

Its reported that the man dropped the bag and ran when he saw the police

The bag with the ammunition was retrieved

In the meantime, the police say a firearm containing three rounds of ammunition was seized in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth on Wednesday

No arrest was made

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