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Alleged car thief arrested; vehicle recovered after being stolen from bodywork shop

A 22-year-old man, who had a key for a vehicle stolen from a bodywork in Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), has been arrested.

The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said the simple larceny was committed on Rameshwar Dehali, a 41-year-old auto-body repairman.

Reports are that on Tuesday, at about 13:30h, Anesa Yusuf took her grey Primo motorcar, bearing registration number PSS 6964, to Dehali for him to spray the back bumper.

The auto-body repairman parked the car inside his bodywork shop yard and went away, leaving his security guard.

When he arrived at work today, he noticed the car missing as well as the keys for several other vehicles, and the security guard, whose only name was provided as Ellon, was nowhere to be found.

The vehicle, which was stolen [Photo: Guyana Police Force/November 9, 2022]

According to Dehali, he immediately tried to contact Ellon via cell phone but got no answer. He also contacted the vehicle owner, who informed him that she did not uplift her vehicle.

He immediately started to search for the vehicle and found it at Second Street, Craig, EBD, intact. Three males were standing within close proximity of the car and pointed out 22-year-old Christopher Persaud of Craig, EBD, to be the driver.

Dehali carried out a search on Persaud, during which he found the car key, along with the other keys, in his pants pocket.

The Police were contacted, and Persaud was arrested and escorted to the Grove Station, along with the vehicle. He was placed in custody while contact with, the security guard, proved futile.


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