By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE arrested a 39-year-old man on bail for a triple murder moments after he robbed a woman at gunpoint early Sunday morning in the Faith Avenue area.
According to police, Southwestern Division Officers were on patrol around 3am when a woman told them a man had just robbed her of her 2009 Honda Accord on Faith Avenue north.
The officers immediately went into the Faith Avenue area, where they spotted the car being driven by a man. The officers ordered the man to stop. Instead he sped off, which led to a short, high-speed chase by police.
The suspect eventually stopped the car and fled on foot, dropping a handgun in his attempt to escape. Officers chased and arrested him a short time later in nearby bushes. Police also searched the suspect and found a quantity of ammunition in his possession. The handgun that he had dropped was also recovered.
The suspect is on bail charged with the murders of two women - one of whom was eight months pregnant - and a 30-year-old man.
Last month, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage reiterated that the courts should not give bail to persons charged with murder. His criticism of the judiciary in Parliament came two days after Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said repeat offenders out on bail continue to challenge anti-crime initiatives.
Dr Nottage explained that the Government is moving to enact several changes to the legal system in an effort to reduce the wait time involved in cases.
Commissioner Greenslade said officers arrest repeat offenders on a daily basis, many of them still out on bail.