Court Bombarded With Robbery Suspects

Kevon GeorgeUnrelenting efforts by criminal investigators have led to major breakthroughs in a string of island-wide break-ins and related offenses.

About ten young men facing these charges were brought before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill last week Friday where dates were given to them for the start of their cases.

Four of the men have been charged in connection with 21 reported matters which began in August 2013.

Various charges relating to housebreaking and housebreaking and stealing have been laid against Kevon George, 22 years old of Crochu, St. Andrew’s, three of which are for the St. David’s Magistrate’s Court.

Donel Williams, 20 years of Mt. Horne, St. Andrew’s, and Grand Anse, St. George’s residents, Rodney Thomas 23 years and Enroy Williams.

Robbers (a)Of the reported cases five are church related with most of the offenses taking place in the Parishes of St. Andrew’s, St. Patrick’s, St. David’s and St. George’s.

More than eight charges have been laid against George who is jointly charged with Williams and Thomas in relation to a break-in at the Holy Innocent Anglican Rectory in St. Andrew’s.

Charges against George also include two counts of housebreaking and stealing committed against two Catholic Priests.

In many instances, the men stole computers and their accessories, as well as cash and jewellery.

Two of the victims were in court when the men made their appearances.

One of the women told the court she had only received a play station with the control that was among the items missing.

The court learnt that jewellery in excess of $47,000.00, and $25,000.00 were taken by the accused men.

RobbersDefense Counsel Peter David informed the court that he has been speaking to the men he represents to let him know of the whereabouts of the items, but they are not cooperating with him.

David promised to make another attempt to get his clients to be honest with him on the issues.

He said if they fail to speak up he is fully prepared to go to trial when the matter is scheduled to be heard today, Friday (January 3).

Also in court last week Friday were the men charged with the robbery of the Rubis Gas Station on Melville Street, St. George’s.

Floyd Francois & Ken AlexanderThe men made off with an undisclosed sum of money from the gas station three weeks ago.

The suspects – Ken Alexander of Mt. Rich, St. Patrick’s and Floyd Francis – are expected to have their day in court later this month on charges of robbery with violence.

Just about 10:00 p.m. on the night of Saturday, December 14, 2013, Alexander and Francis entered the Gas Station with a firearm where they stole the money.

Also in court were the men who staged a robbery at the Spice Isle Retreaders Tyre Shop at Queen’s Park, St. George’s.

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