– hours after being caught
Self-confessed carjacker Curt Savory was on Monday jailed by Leonora Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool before whom he was arraigned mere hours after his 1:00 am apprehension by Police Officers conducting a morning patrol in Dennis Street, Sophia Georgetown.
Unrepresented by legal counsel, the 24-year-old resident of Lot 100 D4 South Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara admitted to the Magistrate that between July 27 and 28, 2017, at Tenez Ferme, Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara (WBD), he stole Toyota Spacio PSS 3642, property of Musad Yusuf.
The Prosecution contended that the virtual complainant (VC) had secured his car on the day it was stolen, but found that it was missing some time later. A report was made to the La Grange Police Station, and based on information, the car was recovered on August 11 at Turkeyen. Attempts were made to contact the defendant, but he had managed to evade Police.
Wanted by the police in connection with several carjacking reports, Savory had bolted after seeing the lawmen on Monday morning but was pursued, captured and escorted to the La Grange Police Station, from whence he was handed over to police at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.
Police contend that the allegation was put to Savory, and he admitted to the offence.
Questioned by Magistrate Liverpool as to why he had committed the act, Savory responded, “I just saw the keys in the car and I took it (the car). I had no reason for taking the car”.
Savory was accordingly sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment.