A 66-year- old pharmacy owner was granted $350,000 bail when he appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate charged with three counts of rape and robbery.

Ramnath Ramdhan and his 27 -year-old employee, Akeem Worrel were jointly charged with the crimes.

The two victims were reportedly lured into the pharmacy in separate incidents after responding to an ad in the newspaper for employment at the Pharmacy. During the interview session with the owner however, the women were raped and robbed of their valuables.

The men appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed in the 7th court and were not called upon to plea as the charges were laid indictably.

Bail was granted to Ramdhan on the condition that he remains at least 500 feet away from both complainants and make no attempt to contact them.

Worrell was remanded into custody as sources say he has similar matters pending for incidents which occurred in the Chaguanas area.

Both men are expected to reappear in court on December 5th.