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Cop accused of repeated armed robberies in Linstead released on bail

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 2:25 PM

A police constable said to be one of two men who staged a string of armed robberies in sections of Linstead, St Catherine has been released on bail.

Constable Andrew Ferron, who is attached to the Linstead Police Station, was offered bail in the sum of $150,000 and ordered to surrender his travel documents when he appeared in the Gun Court last Friday.

Ferron, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, is facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm and robbery with aggravation.

Prosecutors allege that in October, the Constable and another man staged a number of robberies in the Linstead area.

It’s alleged that in one case they entered a dwelling house armed with guns and wearing masks.

However, prosecutors allege that during the robbery the mask worn by one of the men fell off.

Prosecutors say when residents went to the Linstead Police Station to report the incident they saw Ferron dressed in a shirt similar to one worn by one of the robbers.

He was taken into custody and later pointed out during an identification parade.