Alleged perpetrator of daylight robbery at Corn Alley store is identified as 18-year-old Delano Davis and charged

Delano Davis, 18, has been charged with robbing the New Fashion Alert Store on Corn Alley last week.

Davis, who will make his first appearance in the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court today, February 13, was arrested after footage of his daring daylight caper went into circulation. He is alleged to have committed the offence at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7.

Allegations are that Davis robbed the store of over $30,000 worth of jewelry and electronics, including two Fire tablets; two bracelets; over 120 rings; five wrist watches; seven neck chains; three mobile phones; and $1,500 in cash. He allegedly made off with the stolen items in a knapsack.

Based on certain information received, reports say that officers conducted an operation in the Cooks New Extension area at about 11:30 a.m. on February 9, at which time Davis was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Allegedly, the officers subsequently conducted a similar operation at Townhouse Mega Store at about 12:30 p.m., and a black knapsack containing an assortment of jewelry and documents bearing Davis’ name was found and seized.

Additionally, one black pocketknife, a cellular phone, and a sum of United States currency were found and seized.

Reports say that, at about 4:30 p.m., officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and FERU went on duty at Cooks New Extension and a search warrant was executed on Davis’ premises, in his presence.  One knapsack containing several articles of clothing was found and seized for investigation  purposes.

Davis was then returned to the St. John’s Police Station.

In the meantime, committal proceedings have been completed for three men charged with aggravated robbery.

Kelson Andrew of Golden Grove, Vaughn Kelly and Sanchez Riley, both of Villa, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh, who committed the case for trial in the High Court during the May sitting of the Criminal Assizes.