The Rose Hall man who was on Friday committed to stand trial l for the June 13, 2013 murder of Devon Jahjust Steele will on Monday be charged with attempted murder and robbery in connection with the EC$100,000 heist from a postal worker in Kingstown, last June.
Head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police Sydney James told I-Witness News on Sunday that Colin “Cocoa Browne” David will be charged with robbery of a female postal worker, and the attempted murder of Police Constable Jolani Jack.
Jack was shot three times as he attempted to assist the female postal worker who was relieved of EC$100,000 in cash.
The breakthrough comes 10 months after police returned David from Grenada and charged him with Steele’s murder, the second person to be charged in connection with that death.
Jomorni Tash, 21, of Rockies, was earlier in June charged with Steele’s murder and was remanded in custody.
Police had initially declared “wanted” and described as armed and dangerous former national footballer Dwaine Sandy, who returned to St. Vincent from Grenada days after he was declared wanted in connection with the robbery and shooting.
Sandy has maintained his innocence and was released from custody twice without any charges being brought against him.
The robbery has also seen Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Ralph Gonsalves questioning the level of security when the Postal Corporation employee was robbed.
“However near the place is, was the Post Office moving $100,000 with a sufficiency of security? That, to me, is a question I would ask, because, on the face of it, I don’t think one employee of the Post Office and one officer are enough to move $100,000,” Gonsalves told a press conference last June.
The postal worker was said to have been transporting money between the bank and the post office.