On Monday 2nd May 2016, after a two weeks trial, 39-year-old Samuel Augustin was found guilty of Robbery and Shooting with intent, in connection with a report that was made on Thursday 14th May 2015.
On that night, the complainant stated that around 7:30 PM he went to Scotia Bank located on the Leeward Highway to make a night deposit at the Automated Teller Machine. Upon arrival at the location and exit his vehicle, he was approached by two masked men who were shooting at him. As a result of getting shot several times about his body, the bag which contained an undisclosed amount of cash fell to the ground as he ran for cover. The culprits took the bag of money and ran off into the nearby bushes.
Police were dispatched to the location where a crime scene was established, and an investigation was launched.
A short time later, police officers were in the area of Blue Mountain when they saw Mr. Samuel Augustin and detained him for a search where an undisclosed amount of cash was found in his possession.
He was immediately arrested on suspicion of Robbery.
On Friday 26th June 2015, he was formally charged and cautioned for the offences mentioned.
The sentence is set for Friday 13th May 2016.