Five men are in police custody assisting with the investigation of a robbery and suspected homicide in Stoney Ground on Sunday.

Police say they are investigating a robbery at Russell’s Mall, Stoney Ground, which took place on Sunday as the death of Rodney “Yankie” Grant, a 30-year-old fisherman of New Montrose, whose body was also found at Stoney Grounds on Sunday.

It is reported that shortly after the robbery persons in the neighbourhood heard sounds that they believe were gunshots coming from the area of the Colours Supermarket, Stoney Ground, the Police Public Relations and Complaints Department said in a release on Monday.

On arrival at the bridge at Stoney Ground, persons in the neighbourhood found the body of the deceased lying on the ground.

A post-mortem will be carried out to ascertain the cause of death, police say.