Robbery was breach of probation order

Remanded defendant gets 14 days

Jonathan Mark Ramoon, who is in custody awaiting sentence for robbery, appeared in Summary Court on Monday for breach of a probation order related to robbing Diamonds International store on Jan. 1.  

Ramoon, 36, pleaded guilty. He agreed that by robbing Diamonds International he had violated the terms of his probation order in that he failed to be of good behavior during the 18 months it was in effect. 

That order was made in February 2013, after Ramoon pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. It also had required Ramoon to attend counseling as directed, be subject to random urine analysis and perform 120 hours of community service. 

Ramoon asked Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn if he would get any credit for the 10 months he had stayed out of trouble before the robbery. She agreed and added that he would also get credit for the 35 hours of community service he had performed. 

She revoked his probation order and re-sentenced him to a term of 14 days’ imprisonment, starting that day. 

Crown Counsel Tanya Lobban advised that Ramoon and others are to appear in Grand Court at a mention for sentence hearing on Oct. 14. Details of the charge are that the men used force or threat of force against named individuals in order to steal US$814,750 worth of jewelry from the downtown store. They have been in custody since the day of the offense. 

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