Western Union robbers denied bail

Two men who allegedly robbed, the Western Union’s Roseau Branch on Thursday February 2nd, have been denied bail.


The accused men are, 43 year old Kevin Alexander and 34 year old Omicy Odigy, both from the village of grand bay.


They are jointly charged, with aggravated burglary and, assault with intent to rob.


They were not required to plea, since the offences are indictable.


In addition Mr. Alexander was charged with possession of ammunition, for having in his possession 2 live rounds of 12 gauge ammunition, when he was caught on saturday February 4th in grand bay, but pled not guilty to.


Mr. Odigy also was slapped with an additional charge, of possession of cannabis, which he pled not guilty to.


It is reported that at 7:30 am on thursday 2nd February, the two men armed with a shot gun and a pistol, forced their way into western union, where they allegedly assaulted paula george, and robbed the institution.


The robbery lead to the men leaving with the sum of ec $218,695.95.


Police prosecutor inspector claude weekes, made a strong case pleading for the denial of bail, saying the defendants are charged with a very serious crime, and that a large sum of cash stolen, still have not been recovered.


Mr. Weekes went on to say, that he is of the view that if released they will interfere with the investigations, which are ongoing, and the guns used in the incident are yet to be recovered.


The prosecutor, also made it know that mr. Odigy is currently on bail, for a previous indictable offence, when the alleged robbery was committed.


The trial into this matter, has been set for july 26th 2012.

The defendants were represented by, attorney at law wayne norde.

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