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Five Charged in Connection with Bishop’s Robbery

Five people were charged in Magistrates Court yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of Bishop Elkin Symonette and his wife.

A pregnant Princess Dean 19, and her accomplice Lakeithera Johnson, 27, appeared before Magistrate Carolita Bethel charged with attempted arson.

It was alleged that on October 19, Dean and Johnson attempted to set fire to Ebenezer Baptist Church located on Charles Vincent Street.

Attorney Ian Cargill represented Ms Dean while Ms Johnson was represented by attorney Deon Smith.

Meanwhile, three men, allegedly working with the women, were charged with robbing the Bishop.

Nathaniel Pinder, 28, Patrick Rolle, 35, and Wilbert Flowers, 27, were charged with conspiring to commit armed robbery on October 18.

Allegedly, Pinder, Rolle and Flowers robbed Bishop Symonette of a Scotiabank cheque book, a video camera, a silver bishop’s ring, a navy blue Ford Taurus and an assortment of tools, in addition to $60 cash.

The punks also allegedly robbed the bishop’s wife of $14 cash.

None of the suspects were required to enter a plea to the charges. The men were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. The two women were also remanded but are expected back in court on Friday for a bail hearing.

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