Ex-cop cleared of robbery after witnesses fail to show

An ex-policeman and another man, accused of a $630,000 gun-point robbery committed on a Green Ice Taxi Service employee last December, had the charge dismissed on Wednesday after four witnesses including the virtual complainant failed to show up and offer evidence in a city court.

Collin Harris, 20, of Lot 201 Middle Road La Penitence, and Kelvin Pollard, 19, of 669 East Ruimveldt, both maintained their innocence when faced with the police’s allegation that they, on December 7, at 99 Sugar Cane Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens, robbed Rosita Kalchoy of $620,000 and US$50 or $10,000, which was the property of Vibert Puran. Kalchoy, an office assistant attached to the taxi service, was allegedly held up at gunpoint by Harris and relieved of the sum mentioned. Pollard was said to have been waiting on a motorcycle for Harris.

The defendants, according to the police report, rode away after they committed the act. A dispatcher then sent a …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.