Injured suspect admits part in jewel heist

| 06/06/2014

(CNS): A George Town man mowed down by the police commissioner in an SUV following a daylight robbery at a jewellery store on New Year’s Day is the first of three suspects in the case to answer the charges. Jonathan Ramoon pleaded guilty Thursday when he appeared in Grand Court, standing in the dock on crutches, for the first time since he was run down in the post-robbery chase by the local police boss. David Baines was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with the incident in which Ramoon sustained internal injuries and suffered several broken bones, including his leg hip and arm.

Ramoon, who is represented by Irvin Banks, has been charged with robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the early morning hold-up at Diamonds International in downtown George Town on 1 January, in which more than $800,000 worth of jewels were stolen.

Two other men who are also charged with the same offences have not yet answered the charges. John Furniss, who is representing Christopher Myles, said enquiries regarding his client were still ongoing and James  McLean, who has just instructed a new lawyer, Nick Hoffman, asked for more time.

All three man are expected to return to court next month.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Ramoon was a violent disruptive pest from primary school age and he was well warned where he would end up.

  2. Terra Biter says:

    If only our Hard Driver could find his lost files.