The accused robbers. From left: Police Constable Ettian Charles, Glenville Harry, Rocuan Robinson, Olrick “Chucky” Hanson, and Elroy Rogers.

Add armed robbery to the burglary, corruption in public office, and gun and ammunition possession charges that suspended police officer Etienne Charles faces.

On Thursday, Charles, along with the three men accused of last weekend’s armed robbery of Reisha Twana Browne-Caesar, wife of Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar, were brought before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court and slapped with another charge.

The men accused of robbing Browne-Caesar are Elroy Rogers, a 26-year-old labourer, of New Montrose, Glenville Harry, 34, self-employed, of Vermont and Rocuan Robinson, 29, a mechanic, of Campden Park.

The four, along with Olrick Hanson, of Mayreau and Roseau, Sion Hill, are charged that on Sept. 14, they robbed Thomas Supermarket #2, located in Brighton, and Lisa Wilson of one cash machine containing EC$650 and approximately US$150.

Another element of the charge is that they wounded Grafton McDowall.

Hanson is further charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding a 30-year-old unemployed woman, of Roseau.

Police are alleging that on Aug. 10, about 2:40 a.m., Hanson wounded the woman by stabbing her on her left hand with an unknown object in Roseau.

The men were all denied bail as the prosecution reiterated that investigations are ongoing and the men are likely to face other charges, including murder.

The charge against Rogers, Robinson and Harry is that on Sept. 15, at Cedars, being armed with a gun, they robbed Reisha Twana Browne-Caesar, of a quantity of items valued EC$10,350.50 and other documents.

As it relates to Charles, a police constable, on Wednesday, for a second consecutive day, he was denied bail on charges that on Sept. 17, he had in his possession one black and silver Smith and Wesson .38 revolver, serial number unknown, and six rounds of .38 ammunition, without a license issued under the Firearm Act.

His trial in that matter is slated to conclude on Oct. 8.

Charles has been suspended from duty and is being tried in connection with the July 7, 2017 burglary of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Postal Corporation.

He is accused of stealing EC$74,121.46 in cash and other items valued an additional EC$17,486.96 from the general post office in Kingstown.

As it relates to that crime, he was further charged that on July 7, 2017, at Kingstown, being employed in the Public Service and being charged with the performance of duty by virtue of such employment, agreed to receive property for himself or any other person on account of anything omitted to be done by him in the discharge of his duty of office as a policeman.

He has been granted EC$130,000 bail with one surety and was ordered to report to police on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

5 replies on “Embattled cop charged with armed robbery”

  1. While these individuals may have been charged with crimes, is anyone concerned that two of the offenders show facial trauma? Was that at the hands of the arresting officer(s?) So,with all due respect, should this observation be with merit,and the aforementioned injuries be attributed to the police, we all should raise our voices against brutality! This should be an issue-even in SVG!

    1. Riijord, man shut up, these are the kind of ppl we keep seeing in the papers and TV news that keep pushing SVG down, facial trauma is the least i care about they should be shoot instead, you should be more worried of why these men do not go and look to do some kind of work, nothing wrong with doing hard work man

  2. Annis Oatelia Creese says:

    What did these men do to themselves that have them looking like this? These are not the same guys mothers were waking in the night to take care of. What has happened?

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