Car thief charged by Police

The St. Catherine South Police are reporting a breakthrough in a case in which a taxi operator was robbed at gunpoint of his motor car and other belongings at the Southborough roundabout in Portmore in the parish on Wednesday, December 11.

According to investigators, detectives have recovered the motor car and arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the incident.

The accused man is 25-year-old Cheddo Murray, otherwise called ‘Diego’, a graphic artist of Daytona, Portmore in St. Catherine. He has been charged with Robbery with Aggravation and Illegal Possession of Firearm.

It is alleged that about 9:15 p.m., Murray and another man boarded a taxi, posing as passengers. Murray then reportedly brandished a firearm and robbed the taxi operator of cash and his motor car. The taxi operator escaped from the vehicle and reported the matter to the Police. After intense investigations, the motor car was recovered in St. Andrew and Murray arrested. He was subsequently placed on an identification parade, where he was pointed out by the complainant.

Murray’s court date is being finalized.

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