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Autopsy of robbery suspect inconclusive

The death of robbery suspect Owen Rolle remains a mystery, as an autopsy has been unable to pinpoint what caused his death,The Nassau Guardianhas learned.

Rolle, 35, of Monastery Park, collapsed and died at the Central Detective Unit during questioning by three officers about the November 26 armed hold-up of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company(BTC)office on Shirley Street.

Police claimed Rolle, a former Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine, complained of chest pains before he passed out. Police allegedly found a gun on Rolle when they arrested him in Blair Estates.

According to a well-placed source, the autopsy report was inconclusive. Officials are still waiting on lab test results.

Police announced recently that Rolle’s autopsy was completed and the case file had been forwarded to the Coroner’s Court.

Police charged Desmond Pratt, 19, of Elizabeth Estates, and Godfrey Hepburn, 27, of Clarke’s Alley, St. James Road, with the armed robbery of the BTC office.

They are accused of robbing the office of$787.68.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell remanded the men to prison. They return to court on December 13 for a status hearing.

On that date, the men will learn whether their case will be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment, or if the magistrate will hold a preliminary inquiry to determine if there is enough evidence for the men to stand trial.

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