Cop, mechanic who trailed, robbed man of car arrested

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A member of the Guyana Police Force and a mechanic are among several persons who have been arrested in connection with a stolen Toyota Premio motorcar (HD 2132).

The car was stolen from 34-year-old taxi driver Rameshwar Singh on Sunday last while he was returning from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Police Headquarters on Thursday revealed that the car was recovered on Wednesday with several parts missing. The car, which was white at the time was stolen, was repainted in grey when it was recovered.

At about 18:00hrs on Tuesday, ranks acted on information received and went to the house of a 27-year-old mechanic of Patentia, West Bank Demerara where a search was conducted but nothing was found.

However, after ranks questioned the mechanic, they proceeded to another mechanic at La Grange, WBD, where several of the car parts were discovered.

Acting on further information received, the police ranks proceeded to Kuru Kururu, East Bank Demerara, where a white old-model prêmio (HD 2387), was found in a yard abandoned.

According to the police, this car was allegedly used to hit Singh’s car from behind, which caused him to stop in the vicinity of Providence, EBD. When Singh exited his vehicle to check on the damage, he was pounced on and robbed of his car and cash.

Meanwhile, at about 08:00hrs on Wednesday, the police rank who was reportedly involved in the robbery and is presently on seven days sick leave, took the investigators to Canal No. 1, WBD, and pointed out the freshly painted stolen car.

“Despite being in a different colour, the victim and the investigators were able to identify the car from the chassis number.  Some of the parts were missing from the said car,” police said.

Singh, of Skeldon, East Berbice, Corentyne, was robbed of his car after he went to drop off a passenger at the airport and was trailed by the suspects.

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