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TCI: Four “violent offenders” remanded to HMP, includes one from Royal Jewels heist

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#TurksandCaicos – December 10, 2020 – One of the suspects in the November 18 heist, where suspects robbed Royal Jewels on Leeward Highway, Providenciales of hundreds of thousands of dollars in expensive jewelry is not only caught but charged and remanded to prison.

“21-year-old Willegience Noel was charged with three counts of Robbery, one count of Being Carried in a Conveyance and Possession of Imitation Firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to the Robbery of a Jewelry Store on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 where culprits entered the business establishment escaping with hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewellery.”

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A police report informed:  Noel appeared before the Court on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 where he was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until February 5th, 2021 to be further dealt with.

Additionally, two other young men in their twenties and a 33-year-old woman are now remanded at prison in Grand Turk for their involvement in a string of gun related crimes.

Jerry Dossou, 21 is now formally charged with nine counts of crime including attempted burglary, carrying firearm and ammunition and escaping lawful custody when he managed to get away from TCI Police on November 30.

Dossou is held as just one of the suspects in a September 15 home invasion where a woman was robbed in the presence of her young child, explains a police report issued Wednesday.  The woman’s vehicle was stolen and reportedly used in several robberies in the Bight.

Dossou was also arrested for his role in a shooting in August.  Police in that incident recovered a gun and arrested Elisia Delancy, 33 and Carlos Higgs, 26; all were arraigned on December 8 and are scheduled to return to court on February 5, 2021.

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In a separate, show-stopping matter the TCI Police have made some headway into their investigation of the bandits who committed a bold heist at Royal Jewels on November 18.  One arrest in the case and the young man is identified by Police as Willegience Noel, 21 years old who now faces serious charges including three counts of robbery and another charged linked to possession of an imitation gun.

Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting is praising his CID officers; around five of whom are new and recently recruited from the UK to bolster the crime detection arm of the local police. 

“The officers and staff of the RT&CIPF are committed to keeping our communities safe and the charging of these men represent hard work, professionalism and tenacity by the Investigators involved. I want the public to be reassured that we will be relentless in the pursuit of those persons who are committing crimes and I want to give notice to those who are or who are planning to commit a crime, we are coming for you. You have a choice to make and I urge you to make the right one and do not ruin your life and others through committing violent crimes,” said Botting, in a media statement.

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