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Alleged Atlantis Robbers Charged

Two of five men arrested in connection with the $100,000 Atlantis Resort Casino robbery were yesterday arraigned on a string of charges in connection with that incident.

Thirty-one-year-old Vadis Morrison of Hunt Street, Carmichael Road and 30-year-old Tarico Bernard Bethel from Deveaux Street are accused of taking part in the botched robbery at the Atlantis Resort Casino on Sunday.

Morrison and Bethel were charged with 32 counts connected to the movie like heist.

Despite the inclement weather, a number of Atlantis workers and bystanders huddled under a pavilion at the Nassau Street Court Complex to get a glimpse of the accused.

In Court Number Eight Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel arraigned the men on one count of armed robbery.

It is alleged that on Sunday, September 23, the pair used pepper spray to rob the Atlantis Casino of $106,260.10.

They were further charged with one count of shopbreaking for allegedly breaking into the Atlantis Casino Cashier’s Cage with the intent to steal.

The duo racked up another 15 counts of garroting.

The prosecution contends that the men, with the intent to commit armed robbery, used pepper spray to physically incapacitate 15 Atlantis employees.

Morrison and Bethel were further charged with 15 counts of causing harm with a matter of aggravation.

Police said the men are also responsible for causing harm to the 15 workers to carry out their armed robbery.

Morrison and Bethel were not required to plea to any of the charges while the prosecution elected to proceed via voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).

Three men were arrested Sunday after staging a daring daylight robbery in the Cashier’s Cage of the Atlantis Casino.

According to police reports, the men sprayed the area with a noxious substance before attempting to steal money.

The Journal understands that the men entered the Cashier’s Cage area through Murray’s Deli’s roof.

Morrison is being represented by attorney Murrio Ducille while Bethel has retained Ian Cargill.

Mr. Cargill argued in court that the charges against his client are duplicitous as they are practically one in the same, but Deputy Chief Magistrate Bethel told him he would have an opportunity to voice his concerns at the VBI hearing, adding that at the end of the day, these are the charges placed before the court.

Mr. Cargill also told the Bahama Journal that Bethel is a former Atlantis employee who has not worked at the hotel property for over four years.

Morrison and Bethel will next appear in court on November 27 at 12:45 p.m. for the VBI hearing.

They were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) until then.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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