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June 19, 2014
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Accused car thief remanded
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A St James man who is accused of stealing a Honda motor car, was again remanded when he appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

He is Herly Vernon, a 44-year-old mechanic, from Latium District.

When the matter came up for mention the Crown opposed bail on the grounds that Vernon is likely to be a flight risk. He was then ordered remanded until July 17, when the matter will again be mentioned.

Allegations are that on April 8, the complainant heard his 1998 Honda motor car been driven away from his home in Greater Portmore, St Catherine.

He made a report to the police and an investigation launched.

A week later a police party on patrol in Latium district, St James, saw the accused sweeping his gate.

He said have behaved in a manner that aroused the cops' suspicion.

A search was conducted at his home where he operate a garage. During the search the stolen vehicle was seen with different license plates.

The investigators further searched and the original license plates were located.

Vernon was then taken in custody. He was subsequently charged with larceny by Constable Richard Gordon of the Portmore Police Station.

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