‘Rogue cops’ involved in $8 million robbery arrested
The Police Force has arrested two of their own – Police Constables Julian Smartt and Winston Williams – in connection with the robbery of $8 million from Qi Li Lin.
Police Headquarters reported that the victim was robbed on November 29, 2023, and a “comprehensive investigation led to the arrest of two cops who reportedly conspired with the principal offenders to rob the victim of his property.
“Detectives are in possession of evidence showing constable Smartt taking the suspects to the crime scene. After the robbery was committed, Smartt and Williams (both of whom were on motorcycles and in uniform) were seen escorting the suspects to an area known as Rasville,” the Police release noted.
Both ranks were promptly arrested and questioned by investigators. Efforts are ongoing to arrest the principal offenders, the release noted.
A file was prepared and sent to the Police Legal Advisor Mandel Moore, who advised that there is sufficient evidence to charge both accused jointly with the offence of ‘Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, to wit Robbery Under Arms, contrary to Section 34 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act, Chaper 8:01.
Moore also advised that Constable Smartt and Constable Williams be interdicted from duty. The duo are slated to make their court appearance later on Tuesday.