Shawn Brandon Guy, of Manzanilla Road, Mayaro; was charged with malicious damage and larceny of $20,000.
Last week, Guy appeared in a high-speed chase video that was widely shared on social media.
In the video, the victim who recorded the incident; and his brother followed the Red Nissan Sylphy along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway until they stopped in Barataria where two men managed to escape.
The victim and his brother was able to subdue Guy, who was driving.
This occurred after the victim discovered $20,000 missing from his vehicle after seeing a man briskly walking away from his vehicle and entering the Red Nissan Sylphy which then sped off.
The victim subsequently followed the vehicle while contacting the police.
The following is an official press release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on the incident.
“A resident of Mayaro who was reportedly held following a high- speed chase by two brothers, have been charged with malicious damage and larceny of $20,000.
Shawn Brandon Guy, 23, of Manzanilla Road, Mayaro, was charged following an incident which occurred on July 28th, 2021 at ABC Home Store located at Aranguez Access Road, South Aranguez.
A man parked his Isuzu Dmax van and went to make a purchase.
On his return, he saw a man briskly walking away from his vehicle and subsequently entered a Red Nissan Sylphy which quickly drove off.
The vehicle owner saw the right rear window broken and upon checking observed that TT$20,000 cash was missing from an envelope which was left in a bag on the back seat.
The victim and his brother followed the red Nissan Sylphy along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.
The victim contacted the police and also recorded a video which was shared widely on social media.
The Red Nissan Sylphy came to a stop at dead end at Gobin Trace #2, Barataria. Two men jumped out of that vehicle and escaped.
The driver was subdued by the victim and his brother and was handed over to responding police officers shortly after.
After investigations were conducted, Guy was charged and appeared before Justice of the Peace, Abrahim Ali, where he was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 with a surety.
Guy will appear virtually at Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on September 6th, 2021. Investigations were spearheaded by Senior Supt Winston.”