Friday, October 9, 2015. BMG: Two minors are detained and police seek two others including an adult following a bizarre incident in Ladyville Thursday evening. Around 4:00 p.m. the Eastern Division (Rural) Rapid Response Team were in the area of Sky Supermarket on the Philip Goldson Highway when they observed two boys coming off a bus and meet a man and another minor in a vehicle.
The driver reportedly handed one of the minors a gun and that was enough for police to move in and detain them. But the kids tried to run, only for one of them to be knocked down by the driver who was also trying to get away.
Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster, Commander – Eastern Division Rural, believes the group were planning to commit a crime. Police captured two of the boys, one of whom pulled his weapon on the driver, who also had his out. Broaster suggests the two boys who came off the bus had apparently changed their minds about the plan.
The minor that was knocked down is at the KHMH receiving treatment. One of the minors involved is 15 and the other is 17 years old. The driver of the vehicle and the other minor escaped. Police believe that the vehicle belongs to the parent of one of the minors and that they took it to carry out this operation.
Police are unsure as to which business the minors were going to hold up. Police also told us that one of the minors dropped their phone so they are confident that they will find the driver and the other minor.