Cop alleged to be serial robber granted bail

December 21, 2016

A Police Constable accused of being part of a duo that staged a string of armed robberies in sections of Linstead, St Catherine has been released on bail.

Constable Andrew Ferron, who is attached to the Linstead Police Station, was offered bail in the sum of $150,000 and ordered to surrender his travel documents when he appeared in the Gun Court last Friday.

Ferron, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, is charged with illegal possession of firearm and robbery with aggravation.

Prosecutors alleged that in October, Ferron and another man staged a number of robberies in the Linstead area.

It’s alleged that in one case they entered a dwelling house armed with guns and wearing masks.

However, according to prosecutors, the mask worn by one of the men fell off during the robbery.

Prosecutors charged that when residents went to the Linstead Police Station to report the incident they saw Ferron dressed in a shirt similar to one worn by one of the robbers.

He was taken into custody and later pointed out during an identification parade.