Alleged bank robber denied bail

An alleged bank robber will remain on remand at HMP Dodds after making another unsuccessful bail application in the Bridgetown Magistrates’ Court.

When Malcolm Marlon Archer reappeared before Magistrate Douglas Fredrick yesterday, he argued that he had been housed at the St Philip penitentiary for the past two years while awaiting trial.

“These matters are progressing very, very slowly and I do not want to be in jail for the next two to three years. I came to jail at a very young age and I am now 22,” Archer said.

It is alleged that the Lowthers Hill, Christ Church resident entered the Bank of Nova Scotia in Black Rock, St Michael with a gun on January 27, 2015 and stole BDS$13,956 and US$308.

He also faces a November 2014 charge of robbing William Francis of a $5,005 chain.

However, Archer told the magistrate that he would like to “move on and forward” with his life as he was a product of the Combermere School with five CXC certificates.

“I have a very strong support system, my mother is always here and I have family on the outside who are willing to help me back into society,” he added.

However, the magistrate informed Archer that the court had taken a chance on him in the past by giving him bail, and he absconded.

“The court bent over backwards to accommodate you and you didn’t come in. Then you came back accused of more serious things,” Frederick stated.

“Sir, those are mere allegations, Sir,” the accused maintained.

Prosecutor Station Sergeant Neville Reid also argued that Archer was not a fit and proper candidate for bail, as the Crown feared he would offend again.

  After those submissions, the magistrate adjourned the case until May 4.

11 Responses to Alleged bank robber denied bail

  1. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe April 8, 2017 at 8:34 am

    After all his good background he still shamed family and his school

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  2. Debbie Jones
    Debbie Jones April 8, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Only in Barbados. Murderers getting bail so why can’t he.

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  3. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor April 8, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Stay there You are a boldface trickster

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  4. Roseta Forde
    Roseta Forde April 8, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Hope police catch all

    Reply
  5. Carl Babb
    Carl Babb April 8, 2017 at 9:32 am

    At least ya hit at d bank n not poor plp aim fa d stars

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  6. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith April 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Yeah,went to school at Combermere got 5 CXC certificates all too rob a bank.Nobody cares where you went to school,how many certificates you got,you still dumb.

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  7. jrsmith April 8, 2017 at 10:09 am

    He is just a criminal, but trying to turn good because he got caught. Make him pay a hefty fine , ,,,, on bond for a year and give him an ankle electronic tag ,that will keep him quite , save us taxpayers money……

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  8. Minimusclecat Howard
    Minimusclecat Howard April 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Listen to all the judges wish you luck with bail

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  9. Rick April 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

    He should never get bail but should get a timely trial. If guilty I hope he stays in jail forever….just another menace to society WITH A GUN! If guilty, you should have a hundred pound iron ball chained to your leg and spend your days cleaning the roads of barbados…..no sitting in jail Watching tv and working out at taxpayers expense.

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  10. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie April 8, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Educated thief. Keep ya backside up dey.

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  11. North Point April 9, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Its is criminals like him who think that they can trick the system, he got the gall to say where he was educated, and how many cxc’s he has, he bold as held, and now he want bail, rot in jail yuh educated fool.

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