Pair charged with armed robbery


Tribune Court Reporter


TWO men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of a restaurant supply store in Mackey Street earlier this month.

Tarrico Bowleg, 24, and Wayne Smith, 24, stood before Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain on a shared charge of armed robbery.

Around 1.30pm on September 12, the two, while allegedly armed with a black handgun, are accused of robbing Diana Drecius while she was working the register at Restaurant Supplies Store no.2.

The accused reportedly stole a deposit bag and two cash registers worth of cash with an estimated total value of $18,220.80.

Due to the nature of the offence neither accused was required to enter a plea in court. Their case will go to the Supreme Court through a Voluntary Bill of Indictment (VBI).

The magistrate told them that as she lacked the jurisdiction to grant them bail,  they can apply for it in the Supreme Court.

They are expected to be served with their VBI on December 6.

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