Three held in multi-million dollar Jamaican robbery including political activist

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday April 30, 2013 – Jamaica police have charged three people, including an activist with the main opposition party here, in connection with the multi-million dollar robbery at a jewellery store earlier this month.

Police said they had charged Kayon ‘Treasure’ Campbell, a political activist with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), businessman Donald Ho and Norman Robertson from Spanish Town in the central parish of St Catherine.

Campbell and Robertson were charged with robbery with aggravation, illegal possession of firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery, while Ho is charged with receiving stolen goods, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. They are schedule to make their first court appearance on May 3.

Campbell and Ho have been in custody since April 18, eight days after the daring daylight robbery on April 10 when a gunman walked into the jewellery store and made off with more than seven million (One Jamaica Dollar = US$0.01 cents) worth of Rolex watches.

Police said they had recovered all the 23 watches stolen and also seized US$150,000, J$500,000, two licensed shotguns; one illegal firearm and a quantity of ammunition.

In a release, Monday, the Constabulary Communication Network, the information arm of the police, said the charges followed intensive investigations with the help of other agencies of government. (CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)