Two locals have been hauled before the Magistrate’s Court for the recent robbery of Capriccio di Mare Restaurant in Road Town.
Twenty-three-year-old Carrot Bay resident Orron Glasgow — a chef at the establishment — and 28-year-old Jamoi Estridge of West End were jointly charged with robbery and grievous bodily harm.
Estridge has an additional charge of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.
The duo was not required to plead when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Tuesday.
The court heard that on May 14, a lone masked man allegedly entered the Italian restaurant and took $6,200 and a bag containing several personal belongings including two cellular phones. Some €500 was also taken from the female manager at the establishment.
It is also alleged that the manager was pistol-whipped and kicked repeatedly.
After the alleged attack, the matter was reported to the police, and the said employee sought medical attention for several lacerations about her body.
CCTV, items at home
During subsequent investigations, police retrieved CCTV footage of the area, which reportedly linked the duo to the crime.
Police then executed a search warrant at Estridge’s home where they allegedly uncovered a number of items connected to the incident.
The men were subsequently arrested and charged.
During a subsequent police interview, the men admitted to being in a vehicle in the vicinity of the restaurant, but they denied the allegations.
Attorney-at-law Reynela Rawlins who was represented Glasgow urged the court to grant him bail because he was not a flight risk.
She said him being a local meant that he had strong ties to the territory. She urged the court to impose strong bail conditions instead.
Meanwhile, Estridge, who is said to have an unrelated assault charge pending before the court, sought bail on his own behalf.
However, Magistrate Richards denied bail for both accused men. She said the offences were serious and noted that a female was injured during the alleged incident.
Both men were ordered remanded and are scheduled to return to court on July 15.
No mention was made in open court as to the whereabouts of the firearm in the case. Investigations are ongoing.