Cops charge armed robber for two GT heists

| 09/09/2010

(CNS): Updated: According to court records the man police charged  for two of the many robberies that have taken place this year is 27-year-old Norvell Barret. He has been charged in relation to two robberies which occurred in George Town in August. In the first incident it is alleged that he entered the Tortuga liquor store at the junction of Boilers Road & South Church Street at about 3.30pm on 17 August. He threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm before making off with a sum of cash. The following night, he is believed to have robbed the Esso station at the junction of Shedden Road & Thomas Russell Way where he threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm before making off with cash.

No shots were fired in either of the robberies and no-one was injured in either of the incidents. The man who is expected to appear in court today (Thursday 9 September) is charged with two counts of possession of an imitation firearm with intent (to rob), two counts of robbery and one count of possession of an offensive weapon.
 
CNS made a request to the RCIPS several weeks ago to supply the figures relating to how many charges have been brought regarding the armed robberies that have taken place this year and we continue to await a response.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done to the RCIPS for their work on this matter!

    To be a bit more accurate, isn’t it the Crown bring charges? I thought the police did the investigation and put the matter before the Legal Department for them to bring charges.

     

  2. Anonymous says:

    it is sad that when something bad happens people comment like crazy about what the police don’t do… but look at this they catch someone and charge them only 2 comments..I commend the police for what they do. it must not be an easy job.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Any firearm recovered?