The police and the Kingston & St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) moved the men in December.
Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey, head of the St Andrew Central Police, told RJR News on Sunday that round-the-clock monitoring of the gully by the police has resulted in a major reduction in robberies.
It is not clear as to where the remaining populations are after the removal of the accused miscreants in the group. Some were seen over the weekend during carnival street activities and others have been attending health care facilities for services.
Challenges also have presented themselves in St Catherine as of late as a community member who tried to assist one individual ran into some opposition from neighbours claiming they recognize the assisted party from previous media reports.
SSP Bailey also disclosed that the police have launched a search for a group of bikers, linked to robberies in the division, especially in the Mona and Liguanea communities.
Over the past several weeks, the bikers have stolen money, cellular phones and jewellery from their victims.
"They would look out for persons who go to the bank, and they would seize the opportunity... ladies, if they have their handbag, they would grab it... and they have... persons at different locations, and so they would just mount the bikes and disappear," he explained.
He said two of the bikes were seized last week.
He added, however, that there is also a car being used in some of these robberies.
SSP Bailey is urging members of the public to be on the look-out for the men and to call the police if they are spotted.
It has been suggested as well that some interventions are on the way (yet again) we always seem to hear announcements regarding this group but no or very little implementation similar to successive administrations nice promises but no follow through.
Hope that the least amongst us can finally get some well deserved attention.
Peace and tolerance