A Special Constable of Police has been implicated in a robbery ring that involved the use of a car stolen from the Customs and Trade Administration compound on Main Street.
The ring was cracked early Sunday morning when police recovered the car on Middle Street, while the Constable and at least two of his accomplices were sporting in a nearby night spot.
Another man was found sleeping in the vehicle and Kaieteur News understands that a thorough search unearthed a firearm and some housebreaking implements.
This newspaper understands that the Special Constable may have been the mastermind of the operation since it is alleged that he was the person who would normally provide the vehicle during the nights and return it before daybreak.
According to reports, the special constable was previously deployed on security detail at Customs House on Main Street where the car is usually parked.
Customs House staff first became suspicious a few weeks ago when the driver of the vehicle observed one morning that the fuel gauge was lower than when he parked the vehicle the previous night.
In addition, the vehicle was not parked the way he had left it.
Their suspicions that the Special Constable may have been responsible were aroused when they subsequently learnt that he was not at his post the very night when his superiors visited the location.
The rank was then transferred to another location, Guyana Elections Commission, but he had apparently put systems in place to continue to access the car at nights.
On Saturday night a female Constable on duty reported that she saw him outside Customs House acting in a suspicious manner, while the car was parked in the compound.
A few minutes later the female guard heard the engine of the car and saw the Constable driving it away.
She immediately called Impact after and reported the matter to her superiors. A search was launched.
The search led them to Middle Street outside the parade ground, where a man was seen sleeping in the vehicle. When questioned, the man identified his accomplices.
Kaieteur News understands that the men would conceal the GRA sign on the vehicle by covering it with cardboard whenever they were on the prowl.
Investigators have been told that the car may have been used on several occasions to commit criminal acts as far as Timehri, East Bank Demerara.
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