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Restaurant employee accused of robbing workplace, beating female manager

Glasgow (left) and Estridge.

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.

No bail

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.

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  1. wow says:

    These are from the 1st district?

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  2. Ok says:

    Great Job RVIPF!

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  3. :) says:

    Wow I’m so ashamed. There has always been this perception about young men in the BVI being lazy. Now an expat business men give these local guys an opportunity to work despite having a stereotypical look that persons often associate with trouble and instead of working hard, proving the doubters wrong and being good representation of the BVI they not only rob their boss but assault him as well.

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    • son of the soil says:

      just look at the surnames, down island DNA

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    • Sad says:

      Employer gave them a job and probably treat them like d**s?

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      • @Sad says:

        Even if the Employer probably treated them like D**s your QUOTE, which I highly doubt, also if that was the case,they had the option to quit. That still did not give them the right to rob the man who give them a job and pistol whip the lady. Tortola have a bad name attach to it because of people like those two. MUTT AND JEFF IS RIGHT WHERE THEY BELONG, so glad the judge send them up the river.

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    • It was a tiny girl says:

      That was pistol whipped.

  4. LOL says:

    Too many crooks spoil the plot

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  5. One eye fowl cock says:

    Both of there parents from down island giving carrot bay a bad name o shot the chef from sugarmil

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  6. throw away the key says:

    they had a job and decided it was not good enough. and everyone is worried about foreigners…

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    • @Throw away the key says:

      Nawww,the Foreigners is not the ones to watch out for,it is your own kind you have to watch out for. Your own kind will sell you out to the highest bidder for a slice of stale wonder bread.

    • Elite says:

      Telling people they are superior cos they “ barn ere “ might have something to do with them believing they was above the law.

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      • change immigration policy says:

        Don’t you understand that just being born here doesn’t mean one is from here? Virgin islander status is by descendance. These guys grew up in migrant households where they learned the values of their families. It is our government that is causing these problems by letting everyone in.

  7. Hmmm says:

    Then you wonder why businesses are wary of hiring locals, especially young men? I know there are VERY GOOD young locals here who work very hard, but then there are these types of people who hopefully are in the minority. The manager will be scarred for LIFE and over what? A few dollars?

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    • Excuse me? says:

      $6,200.00 can purchase a pound of pop high grade. If you really want to maximize profit. Dime out the hold pound and sell ram bag for $20. You will nearly triple that investment.

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    • Expat says:

      Speak for yourself.
      I’m an expat.
      Every country in the world has a few bad apples the spoil it for the rest.
      My team I work with is no different. Sure there are a couple of characters in the mix that let themselves down more than anything by putting in minimal effort and being disengaged. However, these guys are vastly outnumbered by amount of dedicated, professional, polite, hard-working, fun-loving, local young people that do this territory and their parents proud. It’s a privilege to work with them.
      If you’re going to discount a whole group of people based on the actions of a few then this is your loss.

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      • Hmmmmm says:


        Learn to read! I did mention the same thing you said. FYI I am a BVIslander and I own a company that employs 18 people, 14 of which are local so I know what I’m talking about. I post was about perception and perception is ‘real’ in the real world.

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        • CW says:

          I love that your excuse is that you’re a jerk because you’re from BVI lol, and you employ locals l. You’re a great example of the problem and why people invest elsewhere. YOU DONT KNOW IT ALL SO STOP ACTING LIKE YOU DO STRUPES

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  8. Clown says:

    Shame on glasgow his mother must be embarrassed

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  9. Sugar mill says:

    That Glasgow boy is ntn but b** news and is a known t***f

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  10. Otc says:

    Tha the same dude who shot the guy sugarmill?

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  11. lol says:

    Same suga mill team push them belly they going spill all just tell them they face 12 max

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  12. Rashield says:

    Can’t believe u embarrass mommy like this broski

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    • Real actor says:

      He would of been a better actor in hollywood cause is years in he don’t learn…same con-artist for years tsk tsk

  13. local says:

    what a shame…that why companies no want to higher locals bc young men like alyo mean to tell me your very own damn job you went and rob..smh set of waste man through the place putting shame on other locals

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  14. soo says:

    I am surprised to read that he works. I saw him sits around all day by a club like no cares in the world and sometime drives a rental for a period. I am not surprised of the crime that he has committed with someone else.

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  15. Trev says:

    Absolutely nothing of redeeming value here, sadly.
    Young men who insist on demonstrating their lack of worth.

    The only thing left in this situation is to determine just how long will we be free from such trash.
    MAXIMUM amount of time please…. Society and all decent people of the territory deserve to be freed from parasitic infestation of all sorts.

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  16. Wow says:

    This dude jus move down on the west and getting caught up with that pe******e

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  17. Just Ice says:

    Whichever one of them beat that women with a gun should be taken for a long swim….

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    • 2 birds 1 stone says:

      Can’t penalize one and ain’t penalize the other…if he is the brawls going down with gun then why should the brain get anything less…the way i see it give umm both the time for the deadly crime

  18. Rental says:

    Them boys always by the high school with a white rental checking und*****d girls

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  19. Law abiding citizen says:

    Thank you Magistrate Richards. Throw the book at them. Ultimate betrail by those two. Someone give you a job and you turn around and rob and chew of the hands that feeds. Two ungrateful bottom feeders.

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  20. Wow says:

    Wow wow

  21. Tola says:

    Iam a Maduro and yes the names is Spanish and it was 5 brothers not 3 that travelled and settled in different countries. They came from an Island off of Spain.

  22. West elder says:

    Two less thieves down here, good riddance.. 20 more and I’ll be able to leave my doors unlocked like the golden days

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  23. No nonsense says:

    Jamoi need not to see daylight AGAIN. Perfect r****t o**eder and ain’t learning from his mistakes. Keep him there off the streets. Big waste of ‘I born here’.

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  24. West elder#2 says:

    Seems to be a trend give them a job so they can get the inside scoop to set you up to rob you .. set a worthless young man through the place .. the devil strong but God stronger .. every dog has its day … wise up

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  25. Klipperz says:

    We do not condone stealing and never raised Orron as such, he recently only started to s***e and hang around that fellow accomplice but he is a avid church member and apart of rotary club and lions club

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    • @Klipperz says:

      Mr.Orron should have used his D**n noggin.Him and his partner in crime is cut from the same old wife fish skin. How is it that someone give you a chance to earn a honest dollar and you thank them by robbing their business and pistol whipping a woman. Now a honest person who is in need of a job and wants to work is going to get F**ked over because of these two waste of space idiots.What those two did was real grimey and fowl.

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    • Thief since 16 says:

      Many times picked up by the police. Always talk his way out.
      Not this time.

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  26. no says:

    wonder he started stealing. church, lion, rotary?

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  27. Laura says:

    This division amongst us has got to stop before it too late. We must find a way to bridge the gap and live in harmony with our fellow citizens of this country…we are digging a deep deep hole for ourselves if we continue in this manner…May God cover our beautiful isles.

  28. Told you so says:

    So much for the theory that they robbed the place to pay for their Belongership application fee. These are your “sons of the soil,” folks.

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  29. Vengeance says:

    They ain’t goin to have a good time up Balsam for sure.

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  30. Horseface says:

    Ever heard or divide and conquor….we are being conquored while we fight amongst ourselves over status.

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