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Remanded for robbing $7,000 from a doctor Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 March 2012 00:00

After almost two years behind bars for pleading guilty to having a gun in his possession Dario Cruickshank, 26, a male babysitter of #6 Banak Street was remanded to prison after being accused of robbing a female doctor at gunpoint at her clinic on Blue Marlin Avenue.
Cruickshank appeared in Magistate’s Court on Tuesday March 6th, unrepresented before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Frazer where he was read a single charge of robbery.


 Allegations are that on November 17, 2011, he robbed 46-year-old Doctor Inez Moguel at gunpoint and stole $2000 in cash, along with two gold and diamond wedding bands valued at $2,500 along with her $3,000 IPhone and a $300 silver ring.  Cruickshank pleaded not guilty to the charge and told the court that the police set him up as he just got out of jail after serving time. He claimed that he was first taken up to Ladyville then brought back to CIB at Queen Street Police Station then  told he was being held pending PI into a shooting before he was charged with the armed robbery. He also claimed that they took a picture of him, and then showed it to the doctor and then that’s when they placed him on an identification parade.

Due to the nature of the offense, Cruickshank was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until April 18, when he is due back in court.

 In a report to police, 46-year-old Inez Moguel, a female doctor reported to police that on November 17, 2011, at about 4:15 p.m., upon entering her clinic located at #1225 Blue Marlin Avenue, she was approached by a dark skinned man who was armed with a firearm. Her attacker then escorted her into her clinic at gunpoint and whilst inside the office, she was forced to open a cash register where he stole $2,000 and then stripped her of her wedding band, a silver ring and her IPhone cellphone.  Her attacker then ran out of the office and made good his escape.   Dario Cruickshank had pleaded guilty to possession of a .25 firearm found inside a drawer in his home in 2010 for which he was sentenced to 2 years.  He is due back in Court #2 on April 18.