Four remanded for allegedly stealing vehicles
Four men were on Wednesday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for allegedly stealing vehicles as the Police continue their investigation into the carjacking ring at Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke Highway.
Justin DeSantos, an 18-year-old mechanic; Joe Singh, a 25-year-old taxi driver; Miguel Materdeen, a 25-year-old taxi driver and Kurt Shepherd, a 33-year-old mechanic who all reside on the East Bank of Demerara were slapped with three joint charges of larceny.
The first charge alleged that the four men on October 12, 2019, at Section C Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara (ECD), stole one Toyota Sprinter valued $700,000 property of Dwayne Simon.
It is further alleged that on September 23, 2019, at Vigilance, ECD, they stole a motorcar valued $500,000.
The last charge alleged that on September 18, 2019, at Diamond, EBD they stole a Toyota PitBull minibus valued $4.1M property of Orlanda Angus.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to the four men being released on bail since more charges are likely to be instituted.
Mansfield explained there are several stolen vehicles that are yet to be identified by the owners.
The Chief Magistrate remanded the men to prison.
The men will appear at the Providence Magistrate’s Court on November 18 for the theft at Diamond; the Turkeyen matter is adjourned until November 20 and is transferred to the Sparendaam Magistrate Court while the other matter will be heard at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court on November 21.