Three arraigned on robbery charges

Three men were charged in court Tuesday in connection with the July 19 armed robbery of the Ministry of Education’s Learning Resources Unit on Mackey Street.

Tyrell Higgs, 25; Tamiko Turner, 36 and Randolph Bain, 35, all appeared before Magistrate Soubusola Swain.

Prosecutors allege that shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the date in question, the three armed men entered the property of the Learning Resources Unit, held the security officer and another man hostage, and robbed the security officer of a cell phone and a set of keys.

The alleged robbers were later captured by police, who recovered a 9mm pistol, 12 rounds of ammunition, and the stolen property.

The trio was not asked to enter a plea and bail was denied. They are expected to return to court on November 1 and will remain behind bars until then.

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This article was written by EUGENE STUART, Eyewitness News intern.