Two charged in connection with Golden Sands robbery
Police have made a major breakthrough in their investigations of the armed robbery that occurred on Saturday, January 6, at the Ixora Bar & Restaurant, Golden Sands Hotel, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church.
The investigation, lead by Major Crimes Unit, resulted in two men being arrested and charged. They are 22-year-old Hakeem Zoe Isiah Robinson of #24 Bartletts Tenantry, Sergeants Village, Christ Church and Akeem Ricardo Bourne, also 22 years old, of #2, 5th Avenue, Wildey, St Michael and #385 Emerald Park West, Six Roads, St Philip.
The pair were jointly charged with aggravated burglary (Ixora Restaurant situated at Golden Sands Hotel, January 6), aggravated burglary (residence of Emmerson Trotman, January 3), robbery of Emmerson Trotman (January 3), and eight counts of endangering lives by discharging a firearm in a public place whilst at Ixora Restaurant (January 6).
Hakeem Robinson faces additional charges of burglary (residence of Donna Atherley, January 12), aggravated burglary (residence of Lee and Princess Johnson, between January 15 and 16), robbery of Chad Wright (January 8), serious bodily harm of Chad Wright, January 8), use of firearm (January 8), possession of a controlled drug to wit: cocaine (January 16), possession of a controlled drug to wit: cannabis (January 16), possession of a controlled drug to wit: cocaine with intent to supply (January 16), and trafficking of a controlled drug to wit: cocaine (January 16).
The pair is expected to appear in the Oistins Magistrates Court tomorrow. (PR)