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.