Robbery charges denied by 6th WestStar suspect

| 01/11/2013

(CNS): A sixth man accused of being part of the gang which robbed WestStar TV’s offices last year has formally denied the charges and will now stand trial in June next year. Beaubijohn Clarke, who is accused of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm, pleaded not guilty when he appeared in Grand Court Friday morning before Justice Charles Quin. The charges come following the recent conviction of three other men for their part in that robbery and a heist at Cayman National bank a few weeks later. David Tomasa and Andre Burton were sentenced on Tuesday to 14 years and Ryan Edwards was sentenced to 13 years. 

George Mignot, who was also suspected of being one of the robbers at the television centre’s office in George Town, was acquitted. However, he was handed a 12 year sentence on Tuesday for his part in the Cayman National robbery, along with Tomasa, Burton and Edwards.

Meanwhile, Matt Dillon, a key prosecution witness in both cases who has denied robbery but admitted being involved in the West Star case, is also expected to be sentenced this month for his part in the bank heist and the TV office hold up.

 

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