Another ex-Policeman charged for carjacking

first_imgAnother ex-Policeman — apprehended in Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke Highway when “A” Division ranks swooped down on a property and discovered vehicle parts — was on Friday arraigned in City Magistrate Leron Daly’s Court for the offence of carjacking.Now a taxi service owner, Jason Harry, represented by Attorney Melville Duke, denied the charge which stated that on May 26, 2015 at Durban Backlands, Georgetown, while being armed and in the company of others, he robbed Phillip King of his Toyota Premio motor car valued at $3.2 million, along with other items.Harry was apprehended on Friday last, along with a couple and four women, after ranks acting on information swooped down on the Monument Hill premises at Kuru Kururu.The prosecution is contending that the 36-year-old Harry was unable to give an explanation for the large quantity of car parts that were in his possession.Harry was later placed on an identification parade, and was positively identified by King.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris revealed that Harry is being investigated as part of the carjacking ring.His Attorney, Melville Duke, however questioned the reasoning behind the charge being laid three years after the alleged robbery, and revealed that the parts found in Harry’s possession belonged to his deceased stepfather, who had been a mechanic.Harry was, however, remanded to prison until March 23.Reports are that, in total, 15 persons are now in Police custody for some sort of involvement with carjacking, and Police are hunting the prime suspect as they continue to bust this carjacking ring.Shawn Archibald and Timothy Waldron were on Thursday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on allegations that they had carried out a series of carjackings.“A” Division Commander Marlon Chapman has applauded his ranks for their success in this probe thus far. He has also thanked the public for their cooperation with the Police.“I have to say at this stage that the cooperation has been excellent from members of the public, particularly in that Kuru Kururu/Yarrowkabra area, as the information was forthcoming when we acted upon it. The ranks that were heading the investigation, kudos to my entire team in the “A” Division!” Chapman applauded.Police have thus far carried out four raids, successfully netting motorcars and seizing vehicle parts.On Wednesday night, investigators swooped down on the Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown home of the prime suspect in this investigation, and conducted a search during which they found a black Mazda Axela motorcar with licence number PTT 2794. They also unearthed twelve certificates of registration for various vehicles, including some that were seized from the home of an ex-Policeman who is currently in custody. The ranks have since taken into custody a 52-year-old woman who was at the Lodge residence. Her name was found on the registration of two of the seized vehicles.Earlier this week, ‘A’ Division ranks conducted a 10-hour operation which concluded at 03:00h at Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway. It resulted in six persons being arrested.Two motor cars and a canter truck which is registered to a Barr Street, Kitty resident were also seized and lodged. This truck was loaded with the shell of a silver Toyota Spacio and a quantity of vehicle parts suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.On Friday last, the ex-Policeman and the women were apprehended in the home at Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Additionally, Police ranks from the Major Crimes Investigation Unit swooped down on a North Vryheid’s Lust premises, East Coast Demerara, occupied by a 29-year-old taxi driver and his 25-year-old wife, and found several car mirrors with engraved licence plate numbers, doors, lights, wipers and other vehicle parts for Toyota Allion, Spacio and Premio motor cars.last_img read more