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Portmore car thief charged by cops

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 9:07 AM

The St Catherine South Police are reporting a breakthrough in a case in which a taxi operator was robbed at gunpoint of his motorcar and other belongings at the Southborough roundabout in Portmore.

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

He 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 last week Wednesday, 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 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 finalised.

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