Shop-breaker held on charges including attempting to kill an officer and robbery


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN is behind bars after a recent string of robberies in New Providence, including an incident involving police shooting him at the scene last month.

The man is also accused of a failed bid to kill a police officer in a separate incident earlier this year.

Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley charged Calvins Alain, 23, with two counts of shop breaking.

Alain faced further charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and two counts of possession of instruments for shop breaking.

Alain allegedly broke into the Asure Win Web Café on Tedder and Madeira Streets to steal items on the night of April 6.

He is also accused of trying to kill PC 4439 Gladstone Bodie that day.

Alain reportedly broke into the Prescription Centre Pharmacy on Rosetta Street at around 3am on July 24. When PC 4063 Rolle responded to the incident, he became fearful when he is alleged to have seen the defendant with a black knife. He shot the defendant in his right leg. During the incident, the defendant allegedly resisted arrest and was found with shop-breaking instruments.

His case will be transferred to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment due for service on October 25.

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