The new trial into the attempted robbery of a bank, involving Matthew Hazel has commenced in the High Court. The first trial was ruled a mistrial.
Hazel, 24, is charged in relation to the attempted robbery at CIBC First Caribbean Bank and for shooting at a police officer in February 2015.
It is alleged that Hazel attempted to rob the officer who was making a deposit of the day's earning of One Mart Supermarket on February 16.
However, he fired more than one shot towards the officer and the officer returned shots and he was injured. He however, during the chase removed his mask and the officer allegedly managed to see his face. He managed to escape and was admitted to the hospital for gun shot injury.
Hazel has claimed that it was not him, and that on the night of the incident he was going to a make a withdrawal and heard gun shots and he ran like everyone else in the area. He said that is when he received the gun shot.