Cop busted with stolen exhibit from Police Station
By Leroy Smith
Last night (Monday, May 08, 2017), an Officer of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was arrested after it was found that he had stolen a motorcycle from the police station at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The News Room has been informed that Police Constable, Anthony Jacobs who is also stationed at the Grove Police Station, stole the motorcycle at nightfall, while other ranks were busy conducting their duties.
According to the details emerging, the motorcycle was lodged at the police station about a week ago, after police detectives confiscated it from a civilian who reportedly stole it from someone else.
After ranks at the Grove Police Station became aware that the motorcycle which was being kept as an exhibit was missing, they did checks and found that Constable Joseph uplifted the keys to the motorcycle.
Calls and other attempts to contact him were futile and the police decided to pay him a visit at his home.
It was during that visit that he attempt to flee from them. He led his colleagues on a high-speed chase and they finally caught up with him on the Demerara Harbour Bridge.
The Constable was arrested and taken to the La grange Police Station and then transferred back to his division where he is presently under close arrest.
It would appear that the rank is known for causing trouble for his colleagues. The News Room was told that while he was stationed in the Police ‘D’ Division, the Constable would often be seen riding different motorcycles. On almost each occasion, it is alleged that he would ride away from the ranks who attempt to stop him, ride through road blocks and also lead his colleagues on several high-speed chases.
Investigators are trying to determine if the Jacobs was paid to remove the stolen motorcycle from the police compound, or whether he was in any way connected to the person who was initially held for the stealing of the motorcycle which the police confiscated one week ago.
Today (Tuesday, May 09, 2017) Assistant Commissioner of Police and ‘A’ Division Commander, Marlon Chapman confirmed the development.
Jacobs is now being processed for court.