Four arrested in armed attack in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Armed men seized a chartered bus containing seven U.S. travelers and robbed them, forcing the passengers to hand over about $23,000 in cash, jewelry and other possessions.

The December attack occurred as the group was en route from the airport in Kingston to the funeral of a relative.

Four suspects have been arrested in the attack, including the bus driver and a female companion, who, the police believe, arranged the attack.

According to reports from the Kingston police department, the group hired the minibus, which was not licensed in Jamaica to offer transfers, and was being driven to their location when a car forced the bus off the road.

The robbers ordered the driver and a passenger off the bus and robbed the remaining passengers at gunpoint, said a spokeswoman at the Kingston police department.

According to police, most of the stolen items have been recovered. There were no reports of injury.

The Jamaica Tourist Board was unavailable for comment.

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