Wednesday 28 October, 2020

UPDATE: Accused in restaurant robbery to sleep in jail

Two caught in relation to a robbery at one of Barbados' South Coast hotel restaurants will sleep in prison tonight and until their court dates later this month and next month.

Hakeem Zoe Isiah Robinson 22 years of Bartletts Tenantry, Sergeants Village, Christ Church and Akeem Ricardo Bourne 22 years of 5th Avenue, Wildey, St. Michael and Emerald Park West, Six Roads, St. Philip, who were arrested and jointly charged in connection with the Aggravated Burglary at the Ixora Restaurant, Golden Sands Hotel, on Saturday, January 6, 2018, appeared before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates Court today, Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

The pair were remanded to prison to reappear in Oistins Magistrate Court February 19, 2018, and in the District 'B’ and 'C’ Courts January 29 and 30, 2018, respectively.

22-year-olds charged for restaurant robbery

[Original post: 5:30 pm, January 23, 2018]

Two 22-year-old males have been arrested in relation to the Golden Sands Hotel.

Police have made a major breakthrough in their investigations into the armed robbery which occurred on Saturday, January 6, 2018, whilst at the Ixora Bar & Restaurant, Golden Sands Hotel, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church.

A Major Crimes Unit-led investigation resulted in two men being arrested and formally charged. Members of the Major Crimes Unit arrested and jointly charged Hakeem Zoe Isiah Robinson 22 years of Bartletts Tenantry, Sergeants Village, Christ Church and Akeem Ricardo Bourne 22 years of 5th Avenue, Wildey, St. Michael and Emerald Park West, Six Roads, St. Philip.

The pair were jointly charged for:

·     Aggravated Burglary (Ixora Restaurant situated at Golden Sands Hotel) (6th January, 2018)

·     Aggravated Burglary (Residence of Emmerson Trotman) (3rdJanuary, 2018)

·     Robbery of Emmerson Trotman (3rd January, 2018)

·     8 counts of endangering lives by discharging a firearm in a public place whilst at Ixora Restaurant (6th January, 2018)

At the Restaurant, police reported that an armed robbery occurred sometime around 6:50 pm, Saturday, January 6, 2018, whilst at the Ixora Bar & Restaurant along Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church.

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The owner and proprietor Dennis Tull, 81 years, was attacked by three armed men, and robbed of a cash tin, and an undisclosed sum of money. A guest at the hotel, a 43-year-old Jamaican National was grazed by a bullet fired by the gunmen as they fled the scene. Several patrons at the bar and restaurant also received minor injuries as a result of the melee caused by the gunmen. 

Preliminary investigations by police revealed that Karaoke was being hosted at the bar and restaurant with several persons in attendance, when the three armed men entered the establishment, removed the cash tin, and fired off a number of shots before fleeing. 

Hakeem Robinson faces additional charges of:

·     Burglary (residence of Donna Atherley) (12th January, 2018)

·     Aggravated Burglary (Residence of Lee and Princess Johnson) (Between the 15th and 16th of January, 2018)

·     Robbery of Chad Wright (8th January, 2018)

·     Serious Bodily Harm (Chad Wright) (8th January, 2018)

·     Use of Firearm (8th January, 2018)

·     Possession of a controlled Drug to wit: Cocaine (16th January, 2018)

·     Possession of a controlled Drug to wit: Cannabis (16th January, 2018)

·     Possession of a controlled Drug to wit: Cocaine with intent to supply (16th January, 2018)

·     Trafficking of a controlled drug to wit: Cocaine (16th January, 2018)

The pair are expected to appear in the Oistins Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday, January 24, 2018. 

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