The two special constables, who were held at
Adventure, Essequibo Coast earlier this week in
connection with the disappearance of a car, which
murdered taxi driver Martin Conelly had been driving,
were yesterday remanded to prison by Acting Chief
Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.
An arrest warrant was also issued for their alleged
accomplice. Colin Fraser, 25, of 24 James Street,
Albousytown and Mark Henry, 32, of Lot 86 La Penitence
Street, Albousytown were not required to plead to the
indictable charge of simple larceny.
The two accused between June 21 and 24 allegedly
stole one Toyota AT192 motorcar valued $2.9M, property
of Rasheed Haniff. Meanwhile, the magistrate has issued
an arrest warrant for Gawreshram Pooran, called `Ravi'.
Police alleged that the car was contracted to the
Vegas Taxi Service and was driven by Conelly. After
Conelly's battered body was discovered in the cemetery
the car was reported missing by Haniff.
Acting on information ranks went to a house at
Adventure, Essequibo and found the car. Another car also
discovered at the said location was suspected to have
been hijacked and used in a robbery. The matter
continues on July 28.
charged with stealing murder-linked car
Police Special Constables, suspected of having stolen a
car that was driven by a taxi driver who was murdered,
have been charged with the theft.
Fraser, 25, of Lot 24 James Street, Albouystown and Mark
Henry, 27, of Lot 86 La Penitence, both Georgetown
addresses, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Cecil
are on a joint indictable charge with Ganeshram Pooran,
for whom an arrest warrant was issued.
of the offence said the three are jointly charged with
stealing the $2.9 million vehicle, belonging to Rasheed
Haniff, between June 21 and 27.
and Henry were both refused bail and remanded to prison
until July 28.
dead body of Martin Connelly, an employee of Vegas Taxi
Service in Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, was found in
a trench on the fringe of Le Repentir Cemetery, also in
the city, on June 22.
Inspector Kevin Adonis, prosecuting, said the larceny of
the car was reported after the murder and cops, acting
on information received, recovered it at Adventure on
said investigating detectives, who also seized another
vehicle and parts, believe they have busted a car
Saturday, July 02, 2005