Ashton Ramsoogoon

Ashton Ramsoogoon

Ashton Ramsoogoon, 25, is expected to appear virtually at the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Friday after he was charged with two counts of robbery with aggravation on Thursday.

Ramsoogoon, of Caparo Street, Montrose, Chaguanas, was charged in relation to a robbery at a doctor’s office in Montrose, Chaguanas on October 13.

According to police, an armed man entered the doctor’s office at about 3.15 p.mm and announced a robbery.

He robbed two victims of cell phones and cash, which included the earnings for the day.

Following enquiries by the Chaguanas Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and CID Operations in the Penal District, the suspect was arrested on Monday, while conducting sales at a green wooden parlour located along the Penal Rock Road.

He was placed on several identification parades and was positively identified in relation to the robbery.

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