Craig man charged, remanded over stealing car from bodywork shop

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Christopher Persaud, 22, called “Mohan” and “Yankee” of Craig, East Bank Demerara was Thursday remanded to prison after being charged with stealing a car.

The unemployed man was brought before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court, East Bank Demerara.
He denied stealing the Premio motorcar, valued at $2,400,000, owned by Aneesa Yusuf. Persaud was remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned until December 5 for disclosure of statements.

A statement from Police Headquarters noted that on Tuesday, Yusuf took the car to the shop at Tank Street, Grove, East Bank Demerara and left it in the possession of Rameshwar Dehali, 41, for him to spray the back bumper of the car.

Enquires by Police disclosed that Dehali parked the car inside the yard of his bodywork shop and left at the end of the workday on Tuesday. He returned on Wednesday at 8:00 hrs to commence work on the vehicle. However, when he arrived, Ellon (only name given), who would usually provide security to the workshop and properties therein, was not there.

He also discovered that the motor car was missing, along with its key, and several other keys for other vehicles. According to Dehali, he immediately tried to contact Ellon via cellphone to enquire from him if he had removed the vehicle. But these efforts were futile.

Subsequently, the car was found and three men were standing within close proximity of the car and after asking who was the driver of the car, two of the men pointed out Persaud.

Dehali carried out a search on Persaud and he found the car key, along with other keys mentioned in his pants pocket. The man summoned the Police immediately and Persaud was escorted to the Grove Police Station, along with the vehicle.

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