Father, son charged in carjacking ring granted bail

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As investigations continue into an alleged carjacking ring on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), two welders were today charged with changing chassis numbers from vehicles which were allegedly stolen.

Nigel Chung, 43, and his son, Ricky Chung, 23, of Coverden, EBD, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman on two counts of “fraudulent imitation of an identification mark of a registered motor vehicle.”

Police claimed that sometime between August 17, 2017, and February 13, 2018, the father and son fraudulently used chassis plate number 121315388 on a registered Toyota Spacio motor vehicle, knowing that this was false.

It was further alleged that between December 9, 2017, and February 10, 2018, they used chassis plate number NZ2 2400013009 on Toyota Allion motor vehicle.

Police Prosecutor Arwin Moore made no objection to bail.

Moore pointed out that the two defendants were held by police during an investigation into the alleged carjacking ring. Two vehicles were seized at their Coverden home.

The vehicles were taken to the Brickdam Police Station where their owners came and identified the vehicles which were stolen from them.

The Magistrate released the Chung’s on $200,000 bail each and adjourned the matter to March 12, 2018.

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