Police burst robbery syndicate who specialises in snatching, dismantling vehicles for sale


…Arrest four suspects

…Recover Barreta pistol, 3 life ammunition of .9mm, car engine snatched at gunpoint

Police operatives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Anambra State Police command, at about 11:30am last Tuesday arrested three suspects namely; Emeka Onyeoma, 23, Chidiebele Amaluaka, 22 and Ezenwaokolo Ikechukwu, 20 at different locations within Nkpor axis in Idemili North Local Government Area of the statee.

According to a statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, the suspects had on February 24, 2020 at about 2:30pm allegedly lured one Pastor Uche Iheme, 41 of Awomama, Imo State to a location behind First Bank, Oyeolisa Ogidi and snatched his Toyota RAV4 Car with Registration number GRE 170 AA, Samsung J4 phone valued at N82,000 and cash sum of Five thousand ($5000) US Dollars.

The statement further revealed that the suspects equally shot the victim on his left limb and fled, leaving him unconscious in the pool of his blood.

It noted that discreet investigation also led to the arrest of the receiver of the stolen vehicle, one Abuchi James, about 30 years at Mgbuka Obosi where the snatched vehicle was completely dismantled and sold out but the engine was recovered.

“Meanwhile, exhibits recovered from the suspects included one barreta pistol with three rounds of .9mm ammunition as well as the engine of the snatched vehicle.

“Case under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution, pleas”, it added.

Photo: Recovered engine of the stolen vehicle.

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