N.Y. man faces charges in lottery ticket robberies
DARIEN — A man suspected of a string of lottery ticket robberies in August was arrested in Darien.
On Aug. 2, Darien police responded to a robbery at the Exxon station at 1358 Post Road. According to an employee at the station, a man entered the store and, after using the bathroom and interacting with the clerk, asked for $240 worth of scratch tickets. The suspect then took the tickets without paying and cashed them for $100 in winnings at the Gulf station at 1044 Post Road.
The suspect and his accomplice committed several burglaries in several towns in the area during this period of time, according to police. On Aug. 10, Fairfield police used surveillance footage to catch Ryan Ramundo, of Wilson Boulevard in Islip, N.Y., attempting to steal more tickets at a Fairfield gas station. Ramundo, 33, was arrested by Fairfield police, who said he was also responsible for the other lottery ticket burglaries in other towns.
Darien procured an arrest warrant for Ramundo, and he was arrested on Sept. 26 and charged with sixth-degree larceny. He could not pay the $10,000 bond, and appeared in court on Sept. 27. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 13.
Ramundo is also facing charges in Ridgefield and Norwalk. His accomplice was identified, but there was not enough evidence to arrest him.