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Three suspects in Burger King armed robbery charged

Three people police believe are responsible for Sunday’s armed robbery of Burger King made their first court appearance yesterday.

Burger King employee Dwaynette Taylor, 18, of West Avenue, Kadeem Bain, 20, of Poinciana Avenue, and Steven Presley Taylor, 20, Buttonwood Avenue, are accused of conspiring to rob the Cable Beach location of the restaurant on November 26 and robbing the business of $1,719.03.

Taylor and Bain face additional charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger the lives of police officers PC 1856 Sands and Cpl. 2521 Seymour during a shootout.

They did not have to enter pleas to the accusations at their arraignment before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez.

Prosecutors plan to move the case from the magistrates’ court to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment on February 15, 2012.

Ian Cargill, the lawyer for Mr. Taylor, alleged that police blindfolded him and beat him.  Cargill asked the magistrate to note the allegation and direct that he be seen by a prison doctor.  Langton Hilton, who represented Ms. Taylor, did not make any allegations of police abuse.

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