Cops were led to Omar Best Collymore's hideout by Crime Stop tip

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omar-colleymore-and-wife.jpgOmar Best Collymore, one of the accused in the murder of his wife Simone Collymore, thought he was fleeing to freedom when he made his way to a seaside town in St Elizabeth last month. However, that was not to be, as the Barbados born US national was stopped in his tracks by the police who raided the guest house where he was staying and hauled him back to Kingston where he was arrested and charged.

The polce have now revealed that they were guided to Collymore's hideout via a Crime Stop tip to its 311 hotline.

At the time he was arrested, Collymore was believed to have been taking steps to flee the island by boat, according to the police.

Collymore had been prevented from leaving the island on the eve of his deceased wife's funeral. The cops held on to him, but subsequently released him, and then were later forced to issue a warrant for his arrest and make a call for Collymore to turn himself in.

When Collymore failed to report to a police station, his lawyer made a statement saying that his client was recovering from gun shot woulds which he had received two weeks before his wife's funeral.

Omar Collymore and two co-accused have since been each charged with two counts of murder and conspiracy to murder in relation to the execution-style killing of his wife, 32-year-old Simone Campbell-Collymore, and 36-year-old taxi operator, Winston Walters, on January 2. The two were shot and killed by men travelling on motorcycles outside an apartment complex on Stanley Terrace in Red Hills, St Andrew.

Collymore, 35, Dwight Pink and 27-year-old labourer, Michael Adams, appeared before the Gun Court section of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last month.