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 ‘PH Taxi Driver’ is Charged for Kidnapping, Robbery

Jaleel Ashton

‘PH Taxi Driver’ is Charged for Kidnapping, Robbery

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A 26-YEAR-OLD man posing as PH taxi driver has been arrested and charged for several robberies and kidnappings.

Jaleel Ashton

Reports indicated that Jaleel Ashton, of Long Circular Road, St James, was captured by police from the Western Division after an operation was conducted following several reports from female victims.

The women stated they were taken to Fort George Hill or other deserted areas by the suspect, purporting himself to be a PH taxi driver in a silver Nissan Note –with registration PDR 4017. The suspect would then assault and rob his victims.

The officers observing a pattern in the suspect’s activities, coordinated an operation between 6 pm and 11 pm last Wednesday.

The vehicle was intercepted at the traffic lights on Western Main Road and Columbus Circular, Westmoorings. Several identification parades were conducted where the suspect was reportedly identified by three persons.

Ashton faces the following charges: robbery with violence, robbery with aggravation, kidnapping, assault occasioning a wound and malicious damage.

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