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July 11, 2014
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Car thief to be sentenced on August 21
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

A St Catherine resident who stole a car after pretending to buy it was found guilty of larceny of a motor vehicle in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Rohan Henry, 30, an auto-body repairman from Linstead, was found guilty by Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe-Reece and is to be sentenced on August 21.

In her summation, RM Wolfe-Reece said she found enough evidence from the four Crown witnesses to convict Henry.

The court led evidence that on February 2, 2011, Henry went to the house of the complainant in Young Street in Spanish Town and convinced him to let him test drive a Honda motor car he had for sale.

reckless manner

He was given the keys and after driving away he was never seen again until he was spotted along the Linstead Bypass driving in a reckless manner.

He was ordered to stop by a policeman, he disobeyed, sped off and was chased and eventually eluded the police, abandoning the vehicle in Mickleton Meadows, outside Linstead.

Henry is said to have passed the Bog Walk and Linstead police stations and reported to a policeman at ther Riversdale Police Station that he was chased by persons shouting 'police'.

The complainant had reported the vehicle stolen and an investigation was conducted by Detective Constable Tanisher Hinds of the St Catherine Major Investigation Task Force, which resulted in Henry being criminally charged.

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