Police Commissioner reveals facts surrounding the robbery/murder incident at Pagua Bay

first_img Share LocalNews Police Commissioner reveals facts surrounding the robbery/murder incident at Pagua Bay by: – August 5, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share In photo: Police Commissioner Cyril Carette. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe facts surrounding the robbery and murder incident which occurred at Pagua Bay House has been revealed by Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette at a media briefing earlier this afternoon.Mr. Carrette read a press statement which was made available to members of the media after this briefing.“At about 21:54 an hour on Sunday, July 31, 2011 a report was received at the Control Room, Police Headquarters which indicated that a robbery had taken place at Pagua Bay and that someone was killed. The report was referred to the Marigot Police Station. The victims Joseph Costello, male adult of Ireland was the Manager of Silks Hotel, located at Hatten Garden.Rick and Alicia Davison; citizens of the United States of America and the proprietors of Pagua Bay House, Hatton Garden, Marigot and Pagua Bay Restaurant and Grill situated at Hill Top, Marigot. Emily Elizee is the Assistant Manager of the Silks Hotel. She resides at Penrice, Belles.On Sunday July 31, 2011 Costello and his friend Elizee visited their friends Rick and Alicia Davison who lives at Pagua Bay about one mile away. About 6:30pm, they arrived at the premises which would later be the crime scene of a robbery and a homicide. Costello and Elizee remained indoors and Rick brought them dinner and left with his wife Alicia for their restaurant and bar at the Hilltop in Marigot about one mile away.About 9pm Rick and Alicia Davison returned home. On their approach to the entrance of their dwelling, they were ambushed by three masked men brandishing a cutlass, a piece of wood and a hatchet. The masked men demanded money from them.Joseph Costello who was in an adjoining apartment with his friend, Emily Elizee, heard a commotion outside and left immediately to investigate. As he did so, he was immediately attacked and was struck on the head with a sharp object which caused a severe wound. He was pronounced dead by Dr. Bekele at the scene.Rick was also struck and sustained injuries to his head and other parts of his body. He was admitted at the Marigot Hospital where he was treated and transferred to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was admitted. He was discharged on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 to facilitate him to seek further medical attention, overseas.Alicia sustained injuries to her back, right eye, wrist and thumb. She was treated at the Marigot Hospital and discharged.The only unharmed person was Emily Elizee. She was robbed of EC$350.00. The victims were all tied as the attackers made their escape. The robbers made their escape with US$200.00, one blackberry and one laptop belonging to Rick and Alicia Davison.A search was made in the immediate area and a mask and glove were found in the vicinity. Scenes of crime officers from the Criminal Investigations Department responded and processed the scene.Investigation into this matter is being carried out methodically and carefully by a special team appointed to conduct investigations in the matter. Three individuals have been arrested on suspicion and are assisting the Police in the investigation.I wish to make it abundantly clear that persons who are inclined to commit crimes of that nature that such crimes will not be committed with impunity. The Police will utilize all available resources in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.”Mr. Carette also confirmed that one of the three individuals who have been arrested was involved in a murder some years ago in Marigot. He also confirmed that the telephone system at the Marigot Police Station was dysfunctional due to an upgrade which is being conducted. Mr. Carette hopes that this will be solved in the quickest possible time.An appeal is made to members of the public with any information that can assist with this investigation to call the following individuals; Superintendant Daniel Carbon at 285 7648, Assistant Superintendant John David at 245 9551, and Inspector Oliver Frederick at 285 7443.Dominica Vibes News 247 Views   one commentlast_img

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