|Police briefs: Fourth man charged in robbery|
|Thursday, 09 February 2012 09:37|
A fourth man has been remanded on charges in connection with the robbery of security guards outside the Royal Bank of Canada on Providenciales.
On Jan. 13, three guards from a local security company arrived at the bank to make a transaction when they were attacked by people wearing masks, police have said.
The robbers fired shots, wounding one guard and getting away with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
In custody and facing the same charges as Colebrooke are Daniel Been Jr., 22, Odessa Williams, 19, and Darrison Nash, 20.
All four are scheduled to appear March 9 in the Supreme Court on Grand Turk for a sufficiency hearing.
Commissioner briefs Forum on crime, cooperation
Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar stressed the need for closer collaboration among security agencies when he addressed the Consultative Forum in closed session Feb. 7 at the NJS Francis building on Grand Turk.
Farquhar said there was a greater need for a new partnership between the police, customs and immigration moving forward. He said this would add to the intelligence focus of several areas of police operations.
The commissioner also reported increasing success in the fight against crime, noting that the figures so far this year show a significant decline from those at the end of last year. He gave assurance that there was an ongoing relationship between the police and local banks, one of which was a recent target for burglars.
Police, Coast Guard seize yacht hijacked off Haiti
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a yacht that was reportedly hijacked off Haiti.
The police Marine Division working with the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted the blue and white yacht “Yasmin” within the territorial waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Feb. 1.
The yacht had been reported to be the subject of a hijacking in Haitian waters earlier in the day, police said.
Twelve male persons found aboard are being detained while the investigation continues.
Three held on drug charges filed by Grand Turk police
Martine Jean, Marielle Noel Bien Aime and William Noel appeared Feb. 3 before the Chief Justice Edwin Goldsbrough on charges of possession of controlled drugs.
All three were remanded in custody until Feb. 17 when they are schedule to appear in the Grand Turk Supreme Court.
Grand Turk man sentenced to 1 month for burglary
Mico Yon Seymour pleaded guilty Feb. 7 in Grand Turk Magistrate’s Court of burglary.
He was sentenced to one month imprisonment in Her Majesty’s Prison on Grand Turk.
Grand Turk man sentenced to 2 months in jail for theft
Kenville Prospere was found guilty Feb. 1 in Grand Turk Magistrate’s Court of theft.
He was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment in Her Majesty’s Prison on Grand Turk.
Firearm holders reminded to bring licenses current
The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police are reminding all licensed firearm holders in the Turks and Caicos Islands that their firearm licenses should have been renewed by Dec. 31.
Be advised that if you have not done so, you should immediately take the necessary step to ensure your licence is current.
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