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January 23, 2013
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Constable, five others charged for jewellery heist

Five persons including a police constable have been charged in connection with the December theft of about $50 million worth of jewellery in downtown Kingston.

Constable Dane Grant, Jerome Simpson, Trevor Hunter and Sheldon Allen have been charged with illegal possession of firearm; robbery with aggravation, shooting with intent and conspiracy to rob.

The fifth person Maurice Morris is charged with the offence of 'misprision of felony'.

The police constable was taken to court on Monday where he was remanded.

It was reported that on December 8, a known jeweller was driving along Duke Street in downtown Kingston, when he was held up by a group of men and robbed at gunpoint.

During the robbery, it was reported that two of the men were reportedly shot.

One of the alleged robbers later succumbed to his injuries.

The man who was shot and injured was later caught by the police and is among those charged.

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