Six charged in million-dollar armed robbery at Fort Young Hotel

Top row: Akim Francis, Elrado Ducreay, Cynthia Dorsette Bottom row: Craig Christian, Michael Magloire, Jason Dubique
Top row: Akim Francis, Elrado Ducreay, Cynthia Dorsette
Bottom row: Craig Christian, Michael Magloire, Jason Dubique

Six people, including a woman, have been arrested and charged with the robbery at Jewellers International located inside Fort Young Hotel on May 21,
2016.

Some 45 Rolex watches, valued at over $1.8-million, were allegedly stolen in the heist.

Those arrested are from Kalinago Territory/Roseau, Atkinson, and St. Martin.

Craig Christian, Elrado Ducreay of Bataca and Cynthia Dorsette of Atkinson but living in Roseau, were charged with conspiracy to rob Jewellers International between December 1, 2014 and May 21 2016.

Akim Anton Francis of Atkinson, Jason Dubique and Michael Alexis Magloire, the latter two from St Martin, have been charged with conspiracy to rob as well as  robbery.

Bail hearing is set for June 6.

They have all been remanded in custody and all have legal representation.

The matter is set for October 31 2016.

The robbery took place on Saturday, May 21.

Reports are that three masked men entered the establishment sometime between 9.00 am and 9.15 am and held up the security officer on duty with a gun.

They then robbed the business place, which is housed in the Roseau Bay Front section of Fort Young Hotel, and made good their escape in white HRV vehicle, registration # TL 921.

Court documents show the stolen items have a value of$1,857,762.04.

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184 Comments

  1. Sxm
    July 10, 2016

    They dudes killed a girl in sxm and fled to dominica changed their names and continued to live a crimjnal life style…rot in a cell

  2. Mr. OP
    June 17, 2016

    papa boujai.. :lol: :lol: :lol: now i herin bout dt ei… lol.. im very disapointed… so srry

  3. mr cat
    June 2, 2016

    you are innocent until proven guilty

  4. Me
    May 31, 2016

    If two little street criminals can avoid detection by using as different identity, who is to say that the same can not happen with foreigners that buy our passports for big money???

  5. Papa
    May 31, 2016

    All of them are to be held responsible for their actions. The teacher should know better. And I am not judging her but am not condoning what she did either they are adults and as such behave they are not kids. There is always a good way and a bad way. And all those who keep saying I know her. Do you really ? Or you know the person she led you to see. Your reputation is not really you are. It is your character that says who you really are. So most of us who keep saying we know people we know their reputation not their character.Don’t be deceived. A lot of people use their rep to deceive people.

    • Dominican Abroad
      June 15, 2016

      Papa, you are so damn right, Never a truer word said. Sometimes people just flap their mouth for fresh breath and all that comes out is rubbish. I totally agree with ever word you said.

  6. Mein Kampf
    May 31, 2016

    Skerrit need to increase teacher salaries.

    • June 1, 2016

      What nonsense are you talking.

    • Face the Facts
      June 1, 2016

      Some of you cannot comment without mentioning the PM’s name. How ridiculous of you. It is only in this era that some of you make such silly and ignorant comments. They make no sense.
      We could say all business enterprises need to increase their employees’ salary. Does this mean that these employees should commit crimes and/or are entitled to commit crimes?

    • Destinyw
      June 3, 2016

      :lol: trust me she’s not broken in any way…

    • Dominican Abroad
      June 15, 2016

      Regardless of the salaries if someone has greedy and materialistic ways an increase in salary wouldn’t change their behaviour.

  7. Fact
    May 31, 2016

    Be careful with bail because the ones from St Marten can be a flight risk.

  8. Young adult
    May 31, 2016

    I would never expect that from Dorsette. Some people in the comments assumed she got into a mixed into a bad situation, this could be the case or the case might be something else. Only Dorsette knows. However, I wish you the best Dorsette. Whether you feel in your heart that you are innocent, you still have to pay for the mistake that you made like the the 5 other individuals. On another note, I feel that Dominica justice system is not fair but who is me to talk about an issue that have been everlasting throughout the years. Well, let me not stray away. Young adults, listen to your guardians, do what is best for you & for your country because at the end of the day when you do a crime, is Dominica the media is blaming. Young adults, go to school, get a job, always keep positive when times are rough. Young adults, don’t think that’s the only way out, pray about it and God will help you with your tough times. Lastly, learn to bring up your brothers and sisters, do not envy! I love my D…

  9. sky
    May 31, 2016

    do your investigations good police.. look for the tattoo on the leg… remember robbery at green house? who knows they could be the culprits

  10. ??????.....
    May 31, 2016

    Punished but this is not the end. Do not judge lest you be judged the same way. Pray, pray, pray, encourage, encourage, encourage and correct your children when they are wrong. Be vigilante, the evil one is going around like a roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. It could be anyone of us. Now to submit to the Lordship of our Lord. Be our neighbour’s keeper. Stop wishing bad for our neighbors, children etc. If we cannot whisper a prayer, do not say anything bad.. these are curses. We put a lot of curses on people and it comes back to bite us. Most of all let us love one another as Christ loves us. Note well, we cannot love if we do not have Christ in us. So let us submit and ask for the love that we will love unconditionally even those who have hurt us. People are not our enemy. We have one common enemy and his spirits will inhabit those who are open to use them. Let us seek the LORD to love and help others find him and peace.

  11. Dumbinica
    May 31, 2016

    I see alot of kudos being given to the police. “impressive”…’congratulations’..bla bla. Why? I mean the Number Plate of the Rental was identified when they drove of, which made the investigation very easy. Is just run the plate, find out who it registered to, if is a rental…find out who rent the vehicle..and start to pick up and interrogate. Simple work that there, no rocket science. Allu bigging up the police like as if is some big complex high tech investigation they had to do. lmao

    • BEB
      May 31, 2016

      Didn’t u hear on the news that the vehicle was stolen, so when a vehicle is stolen, what running the # plate on the computer has to do with that? They will only get to know who is the owner, people like u only want to criticize the police.

    • IamanIdiot
      May 31, 2016

      I myself cannot understand that…

    • Me
      May 31, 2016

      Who gives a sheet? I say kudos to the police its solved! Go eat grass you hear

    • Smh
      June 1, 2016

      The Problem with some of us in this countryis that we don’t like to say when something good was done. Some of us are just way too pessimistic. Regelardless of the fact that it was not a grand and top-notch forensic or high htech investigation…at least something good came out of it!

    • impressed
      June 1, 2016

      don’t be a hater….GREAT JOB POLICE!!!!!!!

  12. ??????.....
    May 31, 2016

    Lesson we have to pray for our children and all the young people in our nation. Stop the selfishness because I said all. Stop the judging of those who got themselves in trouble. I am sure those families never expected to hear their son and daughter name I this. I pray for the families of those young people. You have to pray for all because your children’s could influence them to do otherwise what you taught them and we do not know when we will facing the same situation like the parents and family of those young people. Stop all those condoning of wrong doing. It is sad for us especially when we know the individual . It is said, we never know what this person is going through because we have not walked the road. But most importantly, there is an adversary of our souls. We must be aware of his tricks to destroy. Now pray for all. Wake up it could have been your family. Whilst you are busy condemning (yes this wrong. Someone could get killed). look inside, yes they will…

  13. Youth
    May 31, 2016

    I dont understand all the hooplah on the prices of the watches and how Dominicans cant afford the watches, There are tourists passing by that store who either came on cruiseships or are staying at the hotel who can afford more than one rolex why do you think that the store is not somewhere in the middle of roseau the watches are NOT for ordinary Dominicans. Instead of asking why the owners of the shop choose to sell such expensive items (which are clearly not in mine nor your price bracket) ask why are crimes more frequent and what can be done to curb that problem before it gets out of hand. As for the 6 who got charged i say that was the dumbest thing they could have ever done you cant just disappear of the map with a rolex muchless 45.

    • Face the Facts
      May 31, 2016

      Tourists/visitors also stay at Fort Young Hotel. Some visit there, be it for a meal.
      The watches would be sold to them if they so wish.
      Those watches are not for poor people who cannot afford to purchase them.

  14. suga.s
    May 31, 2016

    some say never judge a book by its cover…..but I will never believe that Cynthia dorsette was involved

  15. Independent Observer
    May 31, 2016

    Is it b/c it was Fort Young an arrest was made so quickly…or was there an informant?

  16. Generals of DASH
    May 31, 2016

    See people things and leave it alone. Don’t jealous people things. Work for what u want. Satisfy with the little that you have so that your days will be long

  17. Anthony P. Ismael
    May 31, 2016

    Talk about Caribbean unity. Now, we’re even including other islands in these high crimes. Great! The fact that they’re caught means absolutely nothing. Will they be prosecuted? Absolutely not. Judging by the record of the DPP’s Office or lack there off, they can continue planning their lives to include vacation, birthdays, etc. They will be home shortly. Some technicality will get them off. I guarantee it!!!

  18. Conspiracy bull**** charge
    May 31, 2016

    He who has no sin cast the first stone! i like to go by “innocent until proven guilty”! Charging people with conspiracy because they are friends and or associates of the “defendants”; forcing people to confess by shoving a gun in the mouth and pushing sticks in theirs ears and threatening to kill them if they don’t agree…no evidence against the defendants…smh…shame on the police force…haven’t they learned anything from killing the man in Portsmouth!!!

    • just saying
      June 1, 2016

      In such an instance if this is true the lawyers of the defendants now have good cause to throw any confessions coerced from the police out the window…Hope they have smart lawyers….if the case goes south for the police as in some of the accused walking it would be there own poor investigation skills. They seem to be picking up the wrong things from the US media.

  19. May 31, 2016

    GET (i forgot dat word)

  20. Music Producer
    May 31, 2016

    “Six people, including a woman…” This is discrimination againgst the guys..why can’t it read “six people, including 5 men…” :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Duncekyat
      May 31, 2016

      …or 6 humans, including 5 men and 1 woman. Yeah, where do we stop?

    • Face the Facts
      June 1, 2016

      Or six persons, in this day of gender issues? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  21. GTA 5 Gameplay Fails
    May 31, 2016

    Meanwhile in GTA…

    MISSION:
    Steal 15 Rolex watches. Only steal 15. Steal more than 15 and you will get caught. Don’t be greedy.

    5 minutes later…

    MISSION FAILED: BUSTED

    • Face the Facts
      June 1, 2016

      Are you referring to Greater Toronto Area – GTA? You must be one of those who know the tricks or know some who do. I hope the Toronto Police or Crime Stoppers took note of your comment and try to get to you, wherever you may be.

  22. OBSERVANCE
    May 31, 2016

    The police have no evidences against the six. Its innocent until proven guilty. RADO keep the faith, you did a favour. Speak the truth and trust that God will see you through. To the others same to you. Speak the truth. If you are guilty or not let justice prevail. To the police officers dig deeper for the missing items. And be fair.

  23. yardie
    May 31, 2016

    set ah idiot ah u be

  24. Jack
    May 31, 2016

    God don’t sleep Mr Magloire or should I say Robert. You father is a man of God or so he say. He should know that verry well

  25. Double standard
    May 30, 2016

    So why don’t post the faces of the hundreds of child molesters going through the court system. SMH.

  26. cold dog
    May 30, 2016

    Dey say you not guilty till you are proven not to be innocent ah de crime.

  27. sunil
    May 30, 2016

    to the people who are rejoicing. Please remember that Bob Marley said in his song that when the rain falls it dont fall on one man house . Be very careful when you speak because today is Cynthia and the rest of the guys day but you don’t know when it will be you or one of your family members .

  28. Face the Facts
    May 30, 2016

    They are bold, dangerous people and big time criminals.
    They used masks and guns.
    They should not be granted bailed.
    They are not worthy of being out in the public domain.
    In fact, they forfeited their right to be out in society.

    • May 31, 2016

      I agree. But again “the country nice” no one pays for crimes anymore,
      What a place!

      • Face the Facts
        June 1, 2016

        Those in authority must exercise their duty responsibly. As a disciplinarian, I would love to be one in authority in Dominica. They would not get away with it.
        Furthermore, those attorneys would not say to me, “They are first time offenders and they did not waste the Court’s time” so as to receive leniency. It is high time this is struck out of the book.
        Recently, someone and I had a conversation. The person stated a certain D/can attorney who has many clients, is getting rich because she is good at defending them, to be acquitted or a lesser sentence. I responded, one day she will pay for it before God.

    • smh
      June 1, 2016

      Such enthusiasm should be applied to the HUGE case of under aged sex ring that was busted but hey who cares about that anymore. Where are those mugshots by the way! I guess they are free to walk once again in public domain right along more under aged girls…..

      • Face the Facts
        June 1, 2016

        We read of it but we do not know what exactly occurred. When we know and how it occurred, then we could pass judgment.
        Keep in mind, it takes two. Money must have been obviously involved. Some people – teenagers cannot resist money, being paid. Therefore they will agree to those soirees. They are not innocent people.
        We must also place the blame where it belongs, on both sides. Both agreed therefore both are responsible for what occurred.
        I was a teenager and no way would I have found myself in such a melee, not even today as an adult. I had the type of parents who disciplined their children. They would not dare disobey them to go out at nights and with married people at that.
        People must not be biased. In those days, such big time crimes with masks and guns did not occur in Dominica. Some teenagers of today do not act as teenagers.
        It is shocking to know that in Dominica, times and some people as teenagers, have really changed.

  29. SN
    May 30, 2016

    These robbers need to get harsh punishment for their crimes. However, I have a reservations about the value of the heist. $1.858 million translates to $ 41283 per watch. Who in Dominica has that kind of money to buy these watches? If any Dominican would buy a Rolex, he/she would travel abroad and return wearing that watch and not pay duty; he/she would not buy this in Dominica at these prices. Which rational businessman would tie up money in a product which has little prospect of selling where there is a very small market, if any? Has anybody considered that there may not have been 45 watches, or if there were 45 watches, these may be fake Rolexes?. With that said, the maximum penalty should be imposed if they are found guilty.

    • anony
      May 30, 2016

      don’t base your dumb question on unsound reason. tourists come to dominica. tourist likes watch. tourist buys watch. TA DA!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 30, 2016

      Well, Rolex watches are actually pretty expensive you know; the one ($1.8) million quoted might be in East Caribbean Currency, However in the United States, a cheap one; a single one could start at over fifteen thousand dollars.

      Depending on what one can afford, but in a place like Dominica stealing those are a waste of time, unless the thieves does not know the value of money they might sell them for a handful of peanuts.

      About three weeks ago some thieves stole a quantity of the most expensive Rolex, in Los Angeles; while they were escaping the police were able to track the thieves due to the watches transmission of a signal: the police followed them; the thieves discovered the watches were transmitting a GPS signal, they threw them out unto a Freeway. Nevertheless, by then the police caught and arrested the crooks.

      • BEB
        May 31, 2016

        The robbers did not steal the 45 watches to be sold in Dominica, neither for them to be used in Dominica their intention were to travel overseas to get sale for them

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 1, 2016

        Oh, I see they would in smuggle them out of the country. That would be difficult if they went by air the scanning and E-X-ray equipment at he airport?

        We are not that modern yet?

        Smuggle them out in fishing boat.

    • Nameless
      May 30, 2016

      you are stupid. end of story

    • May 31, 2016

      Jewellers International is a duty free shop. Watches like that really are that expensive, and they’re sold primarily to foreigners.

    • WeNiceMan
      May 31, 2016

      It’s a duty free shop. Not meant for residents.

    • CD
      May 31, 2016

      Sir maybe you are unaware but many tourists from the Ctuise Lines shop at Columbian Emeralds. I work with a Cruise Ship and the staff call to ask about the prices of the jewelery at Columbian Emeralds. Dominicans may not shop there but our visitors do.

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      Who ever told you it was to be sold in Dominica?Why cant you all think outside the box? So because you think it would be sold in DA you are suspicious of the price? Do some brainwork, check out the price yourself.

    • me
      May 31, 2016

      what duty free shop in Dca caters to locals ?

      • Oh Lawd
        June 1, 2016

        Apparently it caters to me and I’m a Dominican because I always buy things there. Psssh…it’s people choice where they wish to buy, whether it is by the Chinese or by Jeweller’s International. I won’t buy a Rolex though, more of a Michael Kors person. Psssh!

    • WTF
      May 31, 2016

      There are idiots still on this planet! Does it mean that it must be a Dominican to purchase these kind of watches? Have you heard of tourists/visitors?
      When you travel (if at all) don’t you buy things overseas? Do you have to be from that country to patronize a business? Smh….. stupes.

    • Tjebe Fort
      May 31, 2016

      Carcon, you don’t know how easy it is to buy duty free in Dominica? You buy yourself a ticket for the ferry to the French islands and take it to the store with your identification. You buy your duty free and walk away with it, simple. You don’t even have to make the trip if you don’t want to. You are supposed to hand a copy of your receipt to customs at the port when you leave but who is going to check that? Don’t you think some of those fellers with ready cash wash their money this way too? Dominica easy and nobody complaining because they all benefit from it. The other way is to get someone from the foreign embassy to buy it for you for a fee or a favour. All their purchases are duty free, not even vat. . if you have big money in Dominica you can always get things cheaper. Easy.

    • Youth
      May 31, 2016

      You do know that there are many tourists who come on these cruise ships and stay at the hotel who can afford those watches right? they are not for the ordinary Dominican.

  30. Face the Facts
    May 30, 2016

    Good job Police Force. Pleased to know they got caught. It would be interesting to know how they got caught.

    • May 31, 2016

      It would be interesting to know, but it’s better for them not to say to make things more difficult for any other thieves.

  31. Face the Facts
    May 30, 2016

    Michael Alexis Magloire of St. Martin? Would this be the same “Magloire” who was employed and then staged a robbery where he resided out of Dominica?
    This person was arrested. Was he imprisoned, served his time and was deported to Dominica? Or did he skip?

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 30, 2016

      “Michael Alexis Magloire of St. Martin?”

      One thing I know the surname Magloire is a Dominica surname, so like it or not the thieving blood in him have to originate in the Nature island.

      He poppa must be wan Dominican oui!

      Might be your cousin since you live in Canada and know so much about him, wait until I ask Elizabeth opinion pan da wan de!

      • Face the Facts
        May 31, 2016

        Your little brains are not working as usual. All you can do is to insult people. Your writings project you are not a nice person. It is too bad DNO allow a character as you to comment on this Website. I do think you should be prohibited. One day sooner than you expect you will pay for it. You are heaping eternal burning coals on your head.
        You lincomepook. You do not know more than others. You can never remember anything of what you read. You are not an intelligent person and do not have a memory.
        If you had a good memory you should remember that approximately a year ago DNO posted an article on a “Magloire” who was employed in the US (probably St. Martin or Florida) who stole from his employer. He staged the robbery.
        Obviously this “Magloire” was fired by his employer. He was arrested and must have been sentenced to prison.
        Check DNO archives. I did not have to check for I remembered it.
        Your brains are dormant. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

      • Face the Facts
        May 31, 2016

        Brainless. Be sure your brain is engaged before putting your mouth in gear – your fingers to the keyboard. Many times you project that you have no brains. You only blow hot air.
        You seem to take pride in insulting your fellow people. You cannot even be nice to them.
        I am not your friend. I am not interested in what you ever state. What I also know you are not more intelligent than I. No one writes my comment. I am certain someone writes your comments and you pretend you do.
        Satan your friend is waiting for you when you die. You will then find out what it is to be unkind and if only you were kind. You will regret that you did not utilize your God-given allotted precious time to be kind to others. You will live to regret it and also in eternity – Satan’s cauldron of everlasting fire. This is where people as you end up. You are projecting it. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • June 1, 2016

        Magloire surname can be found in all over the world in different races and origins …you are very silly to say so ,remember also that there are thieves all over the world and in all fields..

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        June 1, 2016

        “You lincomepook.”(Face the Facts).

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhaah: Oh, what a thing

        According to you I have a little brain; nevertheless my little brain seems to be working much better; and shaper than your lazy dunce big brain. My little brain cannot process the garbage you wrote in the quote above.

        My little brain knows there is no such word; unless it only exists in your big brain, and some place in Dominica. However, my little brain knows the term, “nincompoop” of which the origination of the word is not known; however, believed to be first used in 1676 and mean “fool, or simpleton.” Hence we derive at the term nincompoopery!

        Say small little pea brain Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque told you!

        Between you, and me who writes more garbage on DNO? You saturate the site every day with useless blowing in the wind nonsensical; I don’t even know what to call your ting, they are nothing more than ting oui!

  32. Home Grown
    May 30, 2016

    It’s really nice to see how Dumbinican can rejoice when people fall. We uphold those in high offices and condemn those from the ghetto. Weather guilty or no, send out a word of pray. If God had to judge us none of us is righteous. I personally know this young lady and I may not have agreed to the company she con herself involved with but don’t chastise her by just reading a news article. For ALL have signed and come short of the glory of God. Dominica has bigger problems than this. Tomorrow this will be yesterday’s news just like every other. # childabusersmoneylendersdrugdealerspoliyicans……..

    • English Grandbarian
      May 31, 2016

      That’s a foolish comment as the watches are geared for tourists not Dominicans. The business must have proof of purchase and authentication of the watches for insurance purposes. They may well be exaggerating the loss to claim back on the insurance but not for the reasons you’re suggesting.

    • Plato
      May 31, 2016

      You are a complete idiot and this is exactly Dominica’s problem. Too many upholders of wrong such as you. Wrong is wrong. Whether in high or low places and we must condemn every wrong act so quit wit that ghetto BS.

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      REjoice when people fall? Why don’t you say we rejoice when ROBBERS GET CAUGHT? Are you a robber?

    • syncronize
      May 31, 2016

      All these failures Dominicans can care less. White colour crimes, international money laundering crimes, criminally connected drug blood money crimes many of our top leaders are involved and Dominicans don’t care. “Leave them we love them so”

  33. Peter Karam
    May 30, 2016

    marpin showing all der faces, why are u not showing der photos

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 30, 2016

      Peter note, how Dominica is a bias place: they say there is a law in the country prohibiting the media from releasing the names and photographs of accused until they are convicted of the crime.

      So, I wonder how come the names and faces of these people are published, without a conviction.

      Double standards or what?

      Even in the child molestation, therm inappropriate behavior even when I quoted one accused to have alleged involve himself and said he was resigning because of the allegations, DNO censored my submission, even if I quote the individual verbatim!

      • Face the Facts
        June 1, 2016

        You should talk, as the saying goes. You are number one biased, one-sided and a pessimist. Your comments depict just that. I need not elaborate further. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  34. May 30, 2016

    The police have done their work i hope the jury and the judge do their own too and a good one

    • Observer
      May 31, 2016

      The police doh start to do work yet….arresting by association….come better than that!

  35. zizou
    May 30, 2016

    Akin you totally disappoint me man,you would the last person I would think that involve in that mess.

  36. almond tree
    May 30, 2016

    Everybody is commenting.. But if you do not.know the facts about this case I suggest hush your mouth…. Get the facts and know the facts. Dominica news online never gets the information correct. And when u a speaking about someone, u never bring up there child into it you that Kim person. Thank you.

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      You shut up, when is your ban you asking for facts? Who cares? How you know so much facts are you involved?

    • Face the Facts
      June 1, 2016

      Why do you take offense? You must be involved or associated with them. A family member? If people did wrong, they are wrong. You must not uphold wrong, those who do wrong as is reported. It is aiding and abetting which you are guilty of.

  37. Mamosa
    May 30, 2016

    Can’t believe that place was stocked with 45 Rolex watches. all on display. No vault in that place? Hope Insurance ask a lot of questions. Good job DPF.

    • Me
      May 31, 2016

      If you had properly read the first report on DNO you would know that the robbers struck just after the shop opened up for business that day.

    • Youth
      May 31, 2016

      Mamosa actually they stocked more than 45 they even had more expensive ones too however that is irrelevant, you do know that they store was robbed bright and early on a saturday morning right ? so obviously the watches were on display, you should try using your brain dumb don’t look good

    • Face the Facts
      June 1, 2016

      Most jewelry stores have them or a certain amount on display. Imagine if they only had one or a few different ones on display and customers decide to purchase one of them.
      The salesperson would have to go inside, wherever they are stored to get it. Consider if a thief poses as a customer what could occur to the salesperson who could be followed. Use your imagination as I did.

  38. 1979 is now #stop the fliping hypocrisy!!
    May 30, 2016

    poor people alone to have their window jump then??? crime should target those that can afford to lose… insurance will pay them…just a little more premium to pay….CRIME should be a concern for those deep pockets too. Ill save my cry for the little people that cannot afford to lose the little they break their back for….when the corporate citizens exercise some real PATRIOTISM ill cry for them…. but as long as they skyrocket profits by investing in solar etc etc, and pay no interest to the cost of energy for the ordinary man. who they depend on to patronize their establishments….TIME TO GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE… we don’t need your money, but your influence to make life a little better for the average man…till then its all due process to me……..

    • speakerofthepeople
      May 31, 2016

      Oh man, I REALLY don’t like it when people use the hashtag wrongly!! And there is no need for all of the ellipses, either! I’m sorry to say, but someone needs to tell you this! :!:

    • ??????.....
      May 31, 2016

      You are serious. Condoning stealing. Jealousy and envy shows. The person’s who have now worked hard to be where the are today. This is what some of you do not understand. Want to take what does not belong to you. Hating and getting jealous … do you know how much the person may be owing by loans, overseas crdditors. What you see is not always what you think it is. You may see one with a house, car or cars but what about the liability… owe the bank or some overseas creditors. The business man lives by hope that one day they will be free from the debt and the profits will shorten the gap and one they the may become self sufficient. Stop hating and be jealus, envious, time to start working from scratch and develop in becoming sucessful. Mind you it is hard work and does not come overnight. There are sacrifices to be made. Less spending on non essential items. Stop getting jealous of persons who are working and trying hard to do something whilst you seat and do nothing.

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      Crime should target anybody? ARe you involved or are you a beneciary? Well sorry but somebody cut yoru share now go wimp somewhere else

      • Dominican
        June 1, 2016

        I do not support these poorly written comments.

  39. Disappointed
    May 30, 2016

    I can’t believe you got yourself mixed up in that ms. Dorsette….such a promising young lady, u have everything goin for you. A son who loves u so much…you working so hard as a teacher, rearing your fowls….why why why??? I hope you didn’t make greed take over…the love of money is the root of all evil….I hope you didn’t allow the devil to tempt you for fancy brand and bling

    • ??????.....
      May 31, 2016

      So sad . The devil is a liar but she has to repent and there is punishment even if God is merciful. We must pray for our young people. Too many temptations.

  40. Very Impressive
    May 30, 2016

    I am impressed…we were wondering who did that….great job cops and lose that key!!….

    • citizen
      May 31, 2016

      Why is in selected areas that the cops are performing well, why didn’t they perform well in the firebombing of Mano house, why are they not investigating all the money launderers from D A,

  41. gopatat
    May 30, 2016

    I hope the police use the same intensive investigative skills to find the missing young woman from petit soufriere

  42. cursing Dominica
    May 30, 2016

    Special justice.
    My children were threatened at gunpoint in a bold faced daylight armed robbery.
    Perpetrators Admitted to the robbery and were caught by 6 police with firearm and no liscence
    Yet they were never arrested, it took 6 months and 2 court hearings before the charges were read.
    the 1st magistrate said the perpetrator was his friend so he could not sit to judge…
    the same armed robbers continue stealing and vandalizing our property…despite being on 3 counts of bail and a high court restraining order
    the judiciary are calling curses on Dominica
    hence the disaster after disasters

  43. ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
    May 30, 2016

    I. Knew that they would be caught. When i read the news i said that’s not Dominicans. I believe they were recruited by these people from St Martin. I couldn’t believe someone in DA could rob. Store in broad dY livht. I think that the American life style have mess us up.l We see people have stuff dont know how theyget it. I pray for them and for anyone who is thinking to make this move think again DON’T DO IT YOU WILL BE CAUGHT. DON’T Let satan entice you in.

  44. Roy Wilson
    May 30, 2016

    They tried domanica is a poor place they tried to come up u all to nosiey gohash man u all like to c pepple in jail its not your problem haters

  45. Roseau River
    May 30, 2016

    Innocent until proven guilty…

    • Face the Facts
      June 1, 2016

      Their pictures are exposed through the Media. It does not appear they are innocent.

  46. Roy Wilson
    May 30, 2016

    You haters get a life at least they tried u dont have the balls times hard

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      This person should be reported for questioning

  47. Unmeng o1
    May 30, 2016

    Ms dorsette one of my favorite high school teachers …pssssh no man

  48. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 30, 2016

    How many people in Dominica can afford to buy a watch at the cost of forty ($40,000.00) thousand dollars?

    Hence, 1.8/45 = .040 X 1000 = 4.000 in reality equaling $40,000.00 dolars.

    Forty thousand: $40,000.00 X 45 = $1, 800,000.00. Any wonder why there are so many violent crimes in the Dominica. A Rolex at that price is a luxury that few people can afford. Perhaps only certain people involve into crime, and politics have that kind of wealth to be able to afford that.

    Under normal circumstance most Dominicans can’t buy such unless they steal, or be involved in the illegal practice of selling drugs, because even at a government ministers pay they could not afford that!

    • Big Bannan
      May 30, 2016

      Tele, if you left your beloved Florida once in a while you would know they are talking about the duty free store on the bay front which is primarily geared towards tourists . Duty free stores do not sell to locals without a boarding pass. I invite you to come home and get a better picture of what is going on before you comment.

      • BEB
        May 31, 2016

        HE SEEMS TO KNOW IT ALL

      • Face the Facts
        May 31, 2016

        He said he resides in Los Angeles. I wonder. God knows how many lies he tells on this Website as he tries to impress others. I am not deceived.
        He is not a smart person; only posing as one. His comments give him away. If he were smart he would know that. He showed he lacks this knowledge and so simple.

    • Stealth Critique
      May 30, 2016

      You’re suggesting that their are many violence crimes because luxury goods are available for purchase in Dominica? That’s an odd logic.

    • Carol Freel
      May 31, 2016

      Dominicans can’t afford to even sleep at the Fort Young Hotel, much less purchase a watch for $40,000.00 US!!! Those watches were meant for wealthy guests to purchase … not Dominicans. I’ve always said that TV and the Internet are going to destroy Dominica … this is just the beginning. Dominica has never been rich in money … but now everyone is “plugged in” to the bigger picture and they want what they’re seeing, but don’t have the means to acquire it – so stealing is just one way to get what you THINK you want. Not an excuse, to be sure!

      • shawan
        May 31, 2016

        Hahaha….but is on the internet you are making that imbecile statement…lol

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      And who told you it is to be sold here?
      And who told you it was for the DA market?

    • Hmm
      May 31, 2016

      You are nothing short of an ‘A.H’. Does Tiffany’s and Baers in the US make their jewelry available for purchase by Americans only?
      I thought you sense of reasoning was better than that of a chicken?

    • Bored at Work
      May 31, 2016

      Understand firstly that Jewelers International is near the Cruise Ship port, So naturally its mostly for tourists and wealthier high class Dominicans. No one expects a regular Dominican to purchase a Rolex especially when we complain about the economy being tight so much. Where a gold Rolex will start around $10,000 for a two-tone and be in the high $20,000 on up to $50,000 range for full gold buying a Rolex at $40,000 comes to a surprise for most tourists. Bare in mind not every Rolex stolen costs $40.000.00 dollars.
      In my opinion it also has nothing to do with insurance and the company being paid back for their loss, but a lot to do with morals and greed and their intentions with voleh-ing 45 Rolex Watches, honestly believe it is useless to Steal in Dominica especially from Big companies.

    • Observer
      May 31, 2016

      You doh seeing they increase the value for insurance sake. A money they want to make because they not making no damn profit in that store.

  49. Dominican woman
    May 30, 2016

    9am.? Should I call them brave or simply stupid? Dis they think that they were in the busy streets of New York city? They watch Robert on T.V. But always seems to miss the end..

  50. Observer
    May 30, 2016

    He who has no sin cast the first stone! i like to go by “innocent until proven guilty”! Charging people with conspiracy because they are friends and or associates of the “defendants”; forcing people to confess by shoving a gun in the mouth and pushing sticks in theirs ears and threatening to kill them if they don’t agree…no evidence against the defendants…smh…shame on the police force…haven’t they learned anything from killing the man in Portsmouth.

    • My boys
      May 31, 2016

      Amen observer well said i

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      Hahaha your supper gone you crying we :mrgreen: cry still but meanwhile JUSTICE will prevail.

  51. Dominican-West Indian
    May 30, 2016

    Cynthia, I know it’s easier said than done but you have to be strong. For you and your mom and your son. I know that your so-called friends did you wrong. And all dem people that there talking should remember that when you try to help a “friend” or family you could end up paying for it. And they don’t know how hard you’ve been working as a single parent, a teacher and a student at UWI. They don’t know. And we don’t know all the facts but I think I know you enough after all these years to know that you got caught up in a f-up situation. And I know that I don’t pray often enough but I’m praying for you my friend. I know (I can only imagine) how hard it is for you right now but I know you’re going to get through it. And it’s going to make you so much stronger. You have think twice about who you trust in the future but always remember that there are genuine people who really care about you and who will always be there for you no matter what. Be strong my sister.

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      She is also an adult and educated enough to be held responsible for her actions. There are no excuses. She made her own decisions, for better or worse.

      • smh
        June 1, 2016

        Every adult is indeed responsible for their actions. Let’s hope if you ever find yourself in one you will remember those exact words……

    • Dominican
      May 31, 2016

      And you have no idea what you are talking about. Wait for the case then come back and read your post

    • StraightOut
      May 31, 2016

      Now that a true friend. People take and say alot of things without knowing the facts. sorry about your friend and continue to support her. she needs friends and family.

  52. R.B
    May 30, 2016

    so all u not blaming skerrit then.since when.

  53. May 30, 2016

    So now the police have to question them about the mask men robbery ,that has been happening in Dominica in the past. They have friends just like them,so they kno something bout it to

  54. espanol bebe
    May 30, 2016

    2 years to conspire and they still got caught,, stupid stupid… don’t believe everything u see on tv…

  55. r.m
    May 30, 2016

    how come some body not yet blame skerrit for that.

    • cold dog
      May 30, 2016

      Skeritt has become irrelevant as of late! haven\’t you noticed?

  56. hashtag
    May 30, 2016

    DA is small.

    High possibility you will get caught.

    Good Job officers. we expect stiff penalties. no mercy

  57. mine
    May 30, 2016

    Thumbs up for the DPF good job. I hope they throw the keys away they belong behind bars.

    • just saying
      May 30, 2016

      today is theirs, tomorrow might be yours

    • Dominican Passports 4 sale
      May 30, 2016

      Allu doh want to see a young man shine… :(

      • Plato
        May 31, 2016

        This is the most idiotic comment ever posted on DNO. Shine with what is yours, worked hard for or inherited.

      • ??????.....
        May 31, 2016

        Shine without sweating and working. See my comment. It is high time that laziness be struck out from our young men. Lazy and hating on the people who worked hard sometimes over their limit to have something. Some of these young ones sit whole day smoking and wasting their life away, whilst they hate and plan to have what the working person has. They think that some one owes them something. We got to work towards what we desire. Although our desires are not our needs. Prayer is needed for our young people.

  58. Simplicity
    May 30, 2016

    Papa no boi, That one there really take me.I fail to believe.trust me

  59. Kim
    May 30, 2016

    Well this just goes to show that we must never be jealous of what others have. Promising young people.miss dorsette you really disappoint,you are a teacher with an impressionable son. Anyways no judgements here but i hope the judge makes an example out of u guys.

  60. one love
    May 30, 2016

    If is poor ppl dem man rob I doh mind but a international place that insure!that company done get they money back so I doh de fuss,Dominicans to sot!!!!

    • AAGabriel
      May 30, 2016

      There we go, if you have citizens thinking like that all is lost. It’s wrong to steal from the poor but it’s ok to steal from the rich? It does not work like that! You have to consider that well off or rich people work hard for their money as well.
      But all you look at your government and see them stealing from you (taxes etc.) so you think it’s ok for you to steal from other people. I am so ashamed of the majority of Dominican citizens starting right at the top and going down right to the very bottom. No principles, no morale, no pride, no shame…

    • Carol Freel
      May 31, 2016

      I see you didn’t do very well in school!! What are you trying to say??? Your post is just a bunch of letters all strung together. Were you drunk when you posted this?

    • ??????.....
      May 31, 2016

      Shut up. Do you if they have paid or could pay their insurance. Having an insurance does not give anyone the right to rob them. And what is poor ? Some people keep themselves poor because the think that they should be always be given from their so called rich and want to sit on their behind doing nothing and on top if that get jealous of some one who “SEEMINGLY” have someting. Do you know many persons have cars, houses and other things that was financed by a loan?

    • shawan
      May 31, 2016

      birds of a feather flock together

  61. Dominican passports
    May 30, 2016

    How they got caught ?

    • King
      May 30, 2016

      First 48 my brother….po po don’t catch nobody without somebody snitching. Am jus saying 8)

  62. cohenval
    May 30, 2016

    Rolex not going to sell in Dominica. But they will sell in ST. Martin to the many wealthy tourists. A new trend ? Steal in Dominica and sell in St. Martin. Also criminals from elsewhere, bringing their criminal talent to Dominica.

    • Face the Facts
      May 30, 2016

      Ask, how will they leave D/ca with them without being detected by the authorities? Will they use an undetected boat to St. Martin?

  63. Shame
    May 30, 2016

    Dominicans can disrespect their names too eh.

    • Face the Facts
      May 30, 2016

      You stated “Dominicans”. This may be a figure of speech. However you are accusing and including an entire nation.
      Be careful with your wording. If you feel you must make the statement, state “some Dominicans”; not Dominicans which is generalizing and implicating everyone in the country. Make note for future reference. Hope you learn something from this.

      • Shame
        May 31, 2016

        I was referring to the fact that these are DOMINICAN surnames, and if you are Dominican you know that we survive based on Surnames and pull String..

      • Face the Facts
        May 31, 2016

        Note your comment which stated “Dominicans.” It is precise. Therefore, it meant every Dominican and wherever in the world we reside. This is also placing all of us in one category with those criminals.
        Strange, how you got all those thumbs up. Did these people not read your short comment and comprehend it? Did they not notice the word “Dominicans” which also referred to them? Oh my! Anyway, it is not a competition. DNO does not give awards for them.

  64. blessed
    May 30, 2016

    Why is Dominica they want to try their foolishness and who is that dumb woman, to put herself in that mess. God job cops!

  65. shocked
    May 30, 2016

    Sad……. Their families who had no knowledge or involvements are now suffering I hope we use that as an example before we do something think about how it will affect our love ones, those of us who are laughing must remember today is theirs tommorow might be ours

  66. Ridiculousness
    May 30, 2016

    Those movies you guys watched lied to you!
    Then again its the movies … It aint real!

    Do you really think in Dominica that you’d get away with that…….. You aren’t high enough at the “top” to get away with crimes boys and girl!

    • Conspiracy bull**** charge
      May 31, 2016

      He who has no sin cast the first stone! i like to go by “innocent until proven guilty”! Charging people with conspiracy because they are friends and or associates of the “defendants”; forcing people to confess by shoving a gun in the mouth and pushing sticks in theirs ears and threatening to kill them if they don’t agree…no evidence against the defendants…smh…shame on the police force…haven’t they learned anything from killing the man in Portsmouth.

  67. Royer
    May 30, 2016

    OMG! I’m so happy I checked out earlier that morning. This is sad, they need better security if they have that kind of valuables housed there. What is happening to Dominica?

    • @Royer
      May 30, 2016

      Nothing is happening to Dominica. Robberies are everywhere on this planet. Watch Miami news…robberies take place everyday and there are cameras EVERYWHERE!!!……..

  68. Tjebe Fort
    May 30, 2016

    Dimwits. Where the hell can you offload Rolexes like that in Dominica, even outside without getting noticed. I really hope these dummies are locked away for a long, long time, especially threatening unarmed staff with a gun? Didn’t your parents bring you up properly?
    Big up to the police.

    • jj
      May 30, 2016

      Well said. I totally agree, you sound British the way you have written your paragraph. Could not have said it better.

  69. Channel 1
    May 30, 2016

    Folks from St Martin involved eh. Good job police officers. I’ve always wondered whether certain foreign entities are not behind or involved in some of these armed robberies in Dominica.

    The “intelligence apparatus” of Dominica’s police & and immigration force should do some detailed investigations – both retrospectively and prospectively – to see whether there is a pattern of certain persons suddenly appearing in Dominica around the time that armed robberies occur.

  70. Gamepro
    May 30, 2016

    GTA life. Big heist self.

  71. Directfam
    May 30, 2016

    Congrats to the Police…when its good say its good.

  72. Anonymous
    May 30, 2016

    Easy to publish names now eh

    • Dominican
      May 30, 2016

      They were charged unless your brain missed that one?

  73. febrese
    May 30, 2016

    Elrado Ducrey, “Rado” allu mad man??? no boi i cannot believe my padner in that, bro you have everything going for you but i think it too early to comment

    • puzzled
      May 30, 2016

      Cnt believe radio either. Still cnt digest rado in such a thing n I keep praying for him

  74. Rum and Coke
    May 30, 2016

    Too much Crime in DA. If it was up to me I would take these people dignity away. I would treat them just like animals.

    • My boys
      May 31, 2016

      If it was ur family locked up in dus situation would u alow dem to b treated so

    • Conspiracy bull**** charge
      May 31, 2016

      Innocent until proven guilty… I hope your brother, father,sister, son,daughter are the best, most well behaved and Christ follower.. Stupid

  75. May 30, 2016

    Wonderful work by our Law enforcement agency, Hope those who allegedely committed this brazen Day light crime, if found guilty receives the full weight of the Law, such wonton acts of violence have no place in any society, a sound message should be sent to all involved, ironically, there`s no clearfication weather those from St Martin have a local connection, or not, but it goes to prove how they were able to come together to carryout this crime. Again if found guilty, allow the punishment to fit the crime, and let the force be with them.

  76. informative
    May 30, 2016

    There should be NO BAIL for these criminals. LOCK them up and throw the keys, wicked people terrorizing peoples lives and giving DOMINICA a bad name.

    • kiki
      May 30, 2016

      Look like they killed someone….. smfh

      • sousay sel
        May 31, 2016

        @kiki, you right….in St. Maarten

      • My boys
        May 31, 2016

        Throw away what keys? Der a killers walk-in the streets everyday FREE which is worst a rodder or a murderer stupes

    • Conspiracy bull**** charge
      May 31, 2016

      He who has no sin cast the first stone! i like to go by “innocent until proven guilty”! Charging people with conspiracy because they are friends and or associates of the “defendants”; forcing people to confess by shoving a gun in the mouth and pushing sticks in theirs ears and threatening to kill them if they don’t agree…no evidence against the defendants…smh…shame on the police force…haven’t they learned anything from killing the man in Portsmouth.

      • BEB
        May 31, 2016

        What is ur reason for commenting on this article 4 times? DNO continued to post it

  77. Jenny M
    May 30, 2016

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. SOME ONE GOT TOO GREEDY.

  78. concern
    May 30, 2016

    good police work

  79. FED UP
    May 30, 2016

    What the heck is happening? :cry:

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