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One Charged for Carriacou Armed Robbery

Kevron Quashie – caught on camera within minutes of landing on the mainland from Carriacou on the Osprey shuttle

The two persons considered as the main suspects in last Friday’s armed robbery at the Carriacou branch of the G.U.T. Co-operative Credit Union Ltd (GUTCU) have vanished but one accomplice has been charged for the crime, according to a police spokesman.

A police official told THE NEW TODAY on Wednesday that the person implicated so far is Kevron Quashie of Hillsborough on the sister isle of Carriacou who was charged with the offence of “Conspiracy to Commit Robbery”.

The accused was brought down to the mainland on Wednesday afternoon on the Osprey shuttle to appear Thursday before the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court to answer the charge.

Quashie has been identified as the person who allegedly drove the vehicle that was used to transport the two armed bandits to the crime scene.

The official who spoke to this newspaper on condition that he was not identified said that police investigators are still trying to apprehend the two men who were captured on video staging the early morning robbery.

The two suspects were caught on camera as they were about to leave the
building after the robbery

He said that one of the persons detained for questioning based on information provided to the police is from Dover but he has denied any knowledge of the suspects and their activities.

He disclosed that this person would most likely be picked up again by the police for additional questioning as part of the ongoing investigation.

According to the official, the lawmen picked up information that a person of interest would have introduced Quashie to the two main suspects as part of the planning that went into staging the armed robbery.

He said that the man now in police custody and charged with the offence told police officers that he did not know the names of the two men who stormed the GUT office and got away with cash believed to be around EC$60, 000.00.

He also said the information collected by the police as part of the investigation seems to suggest that the two main suspects are non-nationals with possible Trinidadian or Vincentian connection.

The official disclosed that the police are in the process of obtaining much clearer video footages of the main suspects which would shortly be released on the Social Media platform to solicit the help of the public in locating the two most wanted men.

THE NEW TODAY was told that the armed robbers used a boat to get away from the crime scene.

The Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has issued a wanted bulletin using the first set of video images captured of the suspects on entering and exiting the credit union building on the day of the armed robbery.

The police force has dispatched an additional investigator from the mainland to Carriacou to assist with the investigation.

The police have also warned the public that the suspects who are still on the run are armed and dangerous and should be approached with caution.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police emergency at 911, police hotline at 444 1958, Carriacou Police Station at 440 7482 or 7840, the Criminal Investigations Department at 440 3921 or the nearest police station.

During the 1970’s banks in Carriacou were frequently robbed by bandits mainly from St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

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