Due to an upsurge in criminal attacks, bank customers may encounter new difficulties using automated teller machines to retrieve cash in high-risk regions.
The most recent attack took place on Monday in Portmore Pines Plaza, St. Catherine, when guards working for the Beryllium security business were shot while carrying cash to the JN Bank branch, and they were also robbed of $10 million. Two more guards were hurt, and one guard died.
In response, the Jamaica Bankers Association stated that an evaluation of the threat levels at ATMs island-wide has begun.
During Radio Jamaica’s Beyond the Headlines, Septimus Blake, President of the Association, stated that some places may have fewer ATMs due to the adjustments.
He promised to take action to remedy any security holes in the way cash is delivered to ATMs.