A man who allegedly attempted to rob a farm store in Port Antonio, Portland late on Christmas Eve, was shot and injured by a licensed firearm holder.
Police reports were that the man allegedly entered the East Port Farm and General Supplies establishment in the town with a handgun and demanded money from the staff.
But instead of cash being meekly handed over in the spirit of Christmas, the alleged robber was challenged by a licensed firearm holder, resulting in a shootout between the two.
When the dust was cleared, the alleged robber was found suffering from gunshot wounds.
While community residents gathered to lynch the wounded man, he was whisked away by the police to hospital for treatment. His condition has not yet been ascertained.
Only weeks ago, the same business establishment was held up by two gunmen in daylight hours. The men escaped with an undetermined some of money.