Security guard accused of Portland ATM robbery offered $2 million bail
An explosion damaged two Scotiabank automated teller machines in Port Antonio, Portland.

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Calvin Hill, the security guard charged in connection with an April 23 explosion at a Scotiabank ATM in Portland, has been offered bail in the sum of $2 million.

Hill was brought before the Portland Parish Court on Tuesday to answer to charges including arson, housebreaking, creating public mischief, larceny as a servant, and falsification of accounts.

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As a condition of bail, he must surrender all his travel documents. There is also a stop order against him at all ports of entry and exit and he is to report to the Port Antonio Police Station every Thursday. He is not to, in any way, attempt to interfere with the ongoing investigation.

He has not yet taken up bail.

Hill, who is represented by attorney-at-law Carl McDonald, has been scheduled to return to court on July 26.

The 31-year-old security guard was charged on May 5 in connection with an explosion which left him injured and at least $12 million in damage.

READ: UPDATE: One injured in Scotiabank ATM explosion; more than $12m loss estimated

A section of the bank, which houses two ATMs, was destroyed in the early morning blast.

On arrival, officers observed fire and smoke coming from the front of the building. Further investigations revealed that the two ATMs were also destroyed during the explosion.

The Port Antonio Fire Department was contacted and a team of seven fire-fighters responded and extinguished the blaze.

BY EVERARD OWEN , Observer Online Writer

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