Asberth News Network was able to reliably confirm, from multiple sources, a police raid that was conducted at the Eyries bar and restaurant located at Kings Hill, Diamond mid Thursday morning. This establishment is widely known to be owned and operated by the legally ensnared, longtime conman who goes by the sobriquet Tombstone.
Efforts to capture visual evidence of the police action were thwarted as one heavily armed Rapid Response Unit (Black Squad) officer vehemently protested against one freelancer’s attempt.
Alistair ‘Tombstone’ Millington-Smith was hauled before Magistrate Bertie Pompey, last month, at the Mesopotamia Magistrate’s Court on traffic offences and deception charges. Allegedly, he conned the St. Vincent Brewery Limited out of over $4400.00 worth of drinks.
The bar in question was recently refurbished and restocked with purchases made at several business houses around Kingstown, we were told. At least one former staffer was questioned in relation to his/her role in securing certain purchases but was never accused of any wrongdoing and was never charged by the investigating personnel.
Tombstone was denied bail at his July 28 arraignment where prosecutor Sgt. Renrick Cato informed the Court of his potential to obstruct the continuing search for a cheque book that was supposedly a key part of the State’s case. Cato also forewarned Magistrate Pompey of the likelihood that more charges could be brought against Tombstone.
The Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, several days later, granted the career conman bail in the sum of $4000.00, with one surety and no special conditions attached.
Defence attorney Kay Bacchus-Baptiste is acting on his instructions and also confirmed the police’s mid-morning move against Tombstone.
“It appears that they have indeed raided my client’s business place and took a number of items. All sorts of personal items that could have nothing to do with any investigation,” she told ANN.
Another source intimated that the police’s next stop was to be at Tombstone’s home. [email protected]