Dominican confesses to staging robbery in BVI

first_img Sharing is caring! Photo Credit: BVI Platinum NewsA Dominican man residing in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has confessed to staging armed robbery of on October 13.According to a report by BVI Platinum News, Patrick Magloire, 51, who was a Roadtown Wholesale (RTW) driver, earlier claimed to be the victim when a gunman raided the company’s vehicle and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash on October 13.Mr Magloire, who has Belonger status and resides at Nottingham Estate, appeared at a Magistrate’s Court in BVI on Tuesday, October 22.He was not allowed to enter a plea to the indictable offense of conspiracy to commit robbery, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.The report also states that principal crown counsel, Tiffany Scatliffe told the court that Mr. Magloire conspired with two other persons who are unknown at this stage.According to the allegations, plotting for the robbery occurred sometime between October 10 and October 13.Scatliffe further informed the court that on the day of the robbery, Mr. Magloire picked up one of the co-conspirators and transported the person to Huntums Ghut where they met another co-conspirator.Allegations indicate that Mr. Magloire, who had been working with the company for a short period, then proceeded to RTW stores on Tortola to pick-up cash and cheques.Scatliffe explained that Mr. Magloire did not follow protocol and kept the earnings from the supermarkets in the RTW van when he proceeded to the RTW supermarket at Road Reef.According to the allegations, Mr. Magloire kept in contact with his co-conspirators.When he arrived at Road Reef sometime around 9:00 am, he claimed he was confronted by a masked gunman in the parking lot and the robber took the van containing the cash away.The van was found abandoned at McNamara with the cash and cheques missing.Investigators later met Mr. Magloire at the Road Town Police Station. Scatliffe told the court that under caution, Mr. Magloire confessed to staging the robbery during an audio/visual interview with investigators. He was subsequently charged.Mr. Magloire was denied bail by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards based on the seriousness of the offense, his confession and that he might interfere with the investigations once released since there are two other persons and a gun still to be found. Mr. Magloire was unrepresented and pleaded with the Senior Magistrate for bail, citing that he had never been to jail, he has a sick mother to care for and he will remain in the country for the duration of the case.He is scheduled to reappear in court on November 22. It is not clear at this point what part of the island Mr Magloire hails from.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNewsRegional Dominican confesses to staging robbery in BVI by: – October 23, 2013 Share 44 Views   no discussionslast_img

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