A 16-year-old boy is one of two persons who were busted by the joint efforts of the St. Andrew Central Police and the Kingston Eastern Police in connection with the robbery of a motor car in Harbour View, Kingston 17 in April of this year.
The teen and his alleged crony—25-year-old Rusharn Hurd—have been charged with Robbery with Aggravation and Receiving Stolen Property.
Investigators allege that about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, the teen posed as a buyer for a Nissan Note motor car and was test driving it when he stopped in the vicinity of Harbour View and two men entered the vehicle. One of the men reportedly put an object to the owner’s back and demanded the motor car. The owner was then released and the men escaped with the car.
The matter was reported to the Police and on Saturday, May 29, the owner of the motor vehicle spotted his car on North Odeon Avenue, Kingston 10. The Half Way Tree Police responded and his car was recovered and the teen nabbed.
The Kingston Eastern Police were contacted and follow-up investigations revealed that the motor vehicle had been re-registered in Hurd’s name; it had a new licence plate. He was later arrested.
Both Hurd and the teen were pointed out on an identification parade.
Their court dates are being finalised as investigations continue.