Two men were charged yesterday in connection with the home invasion of renowned Bahamian psychiatrist Dr. David Allen.
Nineteen-year-old Leonard O’Brien, of Soldier Road, and 20-year-old Wilson Lacroix, of Soldier Road, stood before Magistrate Constance Delancy to answer to four charges — one count of house breaking, two counts of armed robbery and one count of receiving.
According to court dockets, it is alleged that sometime on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the pair broke into Allen’s home on West Bay Street.
It is also alleged that the pair being concerned with another, armed with a handgun, robbed Dr. Allen of a gold Cuban link chain with an estimated value of $1,500, a 32-inch television set valued at $250 and a gold plated Seiko watch with a price tag of $200.
The second armed robbery charge listed Dr. Allen’s daughter, Marie Allen Carroll, as a victim of the home invasion.
Police allege that during the invasion, Allen-Carroll was robbed of $100, and an American passport valued at $110. She was also allegedly robbed of a burgundy Land wallet containing bank cards, and a Bahamian driver’s license together estimated at $300.
Additionally, she was allegedly robbed of a Play Station 4 and games valued at $650, a Mac Pro laptop valued at $1,200, a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses valued at $250 and two jewelry boxes containing an assortment of cosmetic jewelry valued at $300.
The charge of receiving was in relation to the items stolen from Allen Carroll.
It is alleged that O’Brien and Lacroix dishonestly received two jewelry boxes and two purses valued at $90.
The men were also charged with burglary, armed robbery and receiving in connection with a separate home invasion.
It is alleged that around 3 a.m. on the same day, being concerned with another, did break and enter into the home of Dwight Rolle of number 21 Mangrove Avenue of Fox Hill Road with the intent to commit a felony.
It is also alleged that during that particular home invasion Rolle was robbed of a gold 2005 Toyota Corolla valued at $6,000 and a black Claro PDC cellular phone valued at $130, along with $10 cash.
The men were charged with dishonestly receiving the stolen items.
Both defendants were asked by Magistrate Delancy whether they understood the charges against them, to which they answered, “Yes, ma’am”.
The men were not allowed to enter a plea nor were they granted bail.
As the men were escorted out of the court, a woman identified by officers as Lacroix’s girlfriend could be heard screaming and had to be escorted away by law enforcement.
The men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections until August 30 when their case is expected to be transferred to the Supreme Court by voluntary bill of indictment.