Ex-cop accused in carjacking ring charged over 2015 attack

Ex-policeman Jason Harry, who was arrested last week over alleged ties to a massive carjacking ring, was yesterday charged and remanded to prison over an armed robbery attack in which he allegedly took the victim’s car.

Harry, 36, who is now a taxi operator, was the first to be charged of the 15 persons who were held up to Wednesday after recent police raids uncovered stolen vehicles and an assortment of parts.

It was alleged that on May 26th, 2015, at D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown, while armed with a gun and in the company of others, Harry robbed Phillip King of a Toyota Premio vehicle, valued at $3.2 million, and other items.

The police prosecutor objected to him being granted bail, while noting that he was positively identified by the complainant and is being investigated as a part of a carjacking ring.

Harry was among seven person arrested last week Friday after the discovery of suspected stolen vehicles and parts at Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway.

He was represented yesterday by attorney Melvin Duke, who noted that the car parts found in his client’s yard belonged to his stepfather, who is a mechanic. Harry was subsequently remanded to prison until March 23rd, when the case is expected to be called again.

In a press statement last Saturday, the Guyana Police Force had announced arrests after ranks of ‘A’ Division swooped down on a property at Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway and conducted a search that uncovered several vehicles and a quantity of parts, all suspected to have been unlawfully obtained.

At this location, the ex-policeman and four women were arrested.

Additionally, ranks from the Major Crimes Unit arrested a couple at their Vryheid’s Lust North home after a quantity of Allion, Premio and Spacio parts, with engraved numbers, was found on their premises.

Eight others were subsequently arrested after operations at Kuru Kururu and Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, uncovered more vehicles and parts.

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