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Cops accused of Manchester robbery remanded

Published:Friday | January 24, 2014 | 9:12 AM

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer



MANCHESTER, Jamaica:

The three policemen who allegedly held up and robbed a Manchester man have been remanded.




The accused: Constables Gary Gassop and Orane Edwards and Corporal Gregory Givans were arrested and charged yesterday and later brought before the Mandeville Resident Magistrate's Court.



They were ordered to return to court on January 29.



It's alleged that the policemen, who work at police stations in West Kingston and Portmore, went to the Patrick Road home of the man in Mandeville.



They reportedly showed him a picture of a man allegedly wanted by the police.



It’s further reported that the cops told the man that they had information that the wanted man was hiding inside the house and that they had a search warrant for the premises.



It’s reported that while in the house, the policemen held up the complainant and took his licensed firearm then ordered him upstairs at gun point.



The accused then reportedly forced the homeowner to open a safe from which they allegedly removed a large sum of money and a second firearm.



The policemen then reportedly took items of gold from the man, tied him up and left.



The policemen were later picked up in Kingston and put on an identification parade where they were identified.



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