A third man has been charged in connection with the July 1 armed robbery of House of Luxury jewellery store at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, police said Saturday.
Vernon Bernard, 32, of Manuel Reef, was charged with robbery, handling stolen goods, and possession of the proceeds of criminal conduct, according to the Police Information Office.
As of Saturday, he was scheduled to appear before the Magistrates’ Court at the next available sitting, police said.
During the July 1 robbery, two masked men made off with at least $300,000 worth of jewellery, prosecutors have said.
Videos circulating on social media within minutes of the incident showed two people dressed in white coveralls running out of House of Luxury. Seconds later, several shots rang out, drawing screams from people who were apparently observing the incident from nearby.
Police confirmed that at least one of the masked men fired shots into the air while they made their escape, but no injuries were reported.
Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or can provide any information about it is asked to contact the police Intelligence Unit at 368-9339 or to call the anonymous Crime Stoppers hot- line at 800-8477.