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Constable among five arrested, charged in connection with $50m gold bar robbery
2013-01-22 16:32:48 | (0 Comments)
A police constable is among five people arrested and charged by Police Flying Squad investigators for various offences following a probe into the robbery of gold bars valued at approximately $50 million.
The items were taken from a businessman in downtown Kingston in December of last year.
Constable Dane Grant, Jerome Simpson, Trevor Hunter and Sheldon Allen have been charged with illegal possession of firearm; robbery with aggravation, shooting with intent and conspiracy to rob.
The fifth person, Maurice Morris, is charged with the offence of misprison of felony.
The police Constable was taken to Court yesterday where he was remanded.
Head of the Flying Squad, Senior Superintendent Cornwall 'Bigga' Ford explained that during the robbery one of the robbers was shot and killed and another shot and injured.
The man who was shot and injured was later caught by the police and is among those charged.
“This is a very challenging case involving many different leads, yet we were able to investigate and make the arrests,” said SSP Ford.
“I would like to publicly praise the team from the Flying Squad, the National Intelligence Bureau, the Organised Crime Investigation Division and the Kingston Central Police for the good work done thus far,” Ford said.
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