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Bus Operator Robbed and Chopped to Death in Retreat, St Mary
Police say they have stepped up their search for criminals who robbed and then chopped to death a popular bus operator in Retreat, St Mary.
The dead man has been identified as Michael Walker, alias Jahmikes, a 47-year-old man, who is originally from Salem, Runaway Bay in St Ann.
Police say Walker, who operates a bus in and around St Mary, was found suffering from chop wounds along one of his regular routes last Thursday.
He was rushed to hospital where he was battling for life but later died while being treated.
Police say their initial probe revealed that several personal items belonging to Walker, including money and a cellular phone were stolen, when he was attacked
Police say since the attack they have stepped up their search for the perpetrators and are calling on residents in the parish to provide any information that could assist them in their probe.
And as police dig deeper for clues residents have taken to social to voice their concern over the attack.
St Mary has recorded twelve murders since the start of the year.