A mechanic who was asked to fix a $1.3million car for one of his customers was today placed before the court for allegedly stealing the said vehicle. Nineteen-year-old Justin DeSantos of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where Magistrate Dylon Bess granted him bail. He denied that on October 23, 2021, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he stole the car, property of Campion Chichester.

According DeSantos’ attorney, Chichester asked DeSantos to fix the vehicle. The court heard that DeSantos was asked by the complainant to fix the car. However, the Court Prosecutor objected to bail and said that the man gave conflicting addresses to the police. It was also disclosed that DeSantos is currently under investigation for seven simple larceny matters at the Turkeyen Police Station.

Although the prosecutor objected to bail citing the nature and penalty the offense attracts, DeSantos was released on $550,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport at the court and reports every Friday at the Diamond/Grove Police Station.

The case is adjourned until January 13, 2021.

It was reported that DeSantos along with three others were slapped with a series of charges also related to the alleged theft of vehicles via a carjacking ring at Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke Highway. The car-jacking charges were reported in 2019.


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