Police Dismantle A Car Snatching Syndicate In Delta State

……. arrested two other suspects who specialize in changing vehicle chassis and engine numbers, and deactivating vehicle trackers

Operatives of the Nigeria Police, Delta State Command, have busted a car-snatching syndicate and arrested three robbery suspects in parts of the state.

According to a press release on Wednesday, 24th April 2024 signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Edafe Bright said that 12 vehicles were recovered from the syndicate.

“On 11/04/24 at about 1632hrs following information from one man (name withheld) of Abuja Road DSC Township Oruwhorun that his Toyota Corolla saloon car was stolen from where it was parked in Oruwhorun and that the said Toyota Corolla car was sighted along Eku/Warri road by Oha Junction in Okpe LGA.

“Sequel to the tip-off, DPO Orerokpe CSP Paul Oboware swiftly mobilized patrol teams alongside members of Oha community vigilantes and gave the suspects a hot chase to the Army checkpoint at Orerokpe Junction and double-crossed the vehicle.

“Consequently, one Dickson Omage “m” age 47yrs of Post Office Road Effurun Warri was arrested, the vehicle was recovered, and a master key which the suspects used to carry out his nefarious activities was also recovered.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and his gang are notorious for stealing cars from where they parked both in the daytime and at night.

“Further investigation and interrogation of the suspect led to the arrest of two other suspects; Samson Ekwunwa ‘m’ age 40yrs and Kanebi Michael ‘m’ age 39yrs in Benin City on 19/04/24.

“The two suspects specialize in removing old chassis numbers and engine numbers and replacing them with new ones before putting the vehicles for sale and equally demobilizing vehicles with car trackers.

“A total of 12 suspected stolen vehicles were recovered from Benin City and Warri respectively with registration and chasis numbers as follows: (1) TOYOTA COROLLA – REG.NO: SAG 625 AT CHASIS NO: 2T1BR32E040135167 (2) TOYOTA COROLLA – REG.NO: KMR 965 AE CHASIS NO: 2T1BR32F030700145 (3) TOYOTA COROLLA – REG.NO KMR 963 AR CHASIS NO: JTDBR32FX02011119 (4) MERCEDES BENZ REG.NO: NIL CHASIS NO: WDDGF810X19F271625 (5) TOYOTA CAMRY V6 REG.NO: ABJ 681 HB CHASIS NO: 4T1BF30K44U068578 (6) LEXUS 350 RX -REG NO: WWW 130 TA CHASIS NO: 2T2GK311067C010488 (7) TOYOTA CAMRY (SPIDER) REG.NO: WWW 913 TJ X CHASIS NO: 4T1BE46K37U058354 (8) TOYOTA COROLLA- REG.NO; FKJ 560 GJ X CHASIS NO: INXB932E25Z354431 (9) TOYOTA COROLLA- REG.NO:FKJ 744 CZ CHASIS NO:2T18R32540225038 (10) TOYOTA COROLLA- REG.NO: NIL CHASIS NO: INXBR32E90Z096084 (11) TOYOTA CAMRY V6-RRG.NO EHR 48 AE CHASIS NO: 4T1BF30K46U11562 (12) TOYOTA HIGHLANDER REG.NO: BRS 99 AJ CHASIS NO: JTEGB650108007. An investigation is still an ongoing effort to arrest other fleeing members of the gang, which is in top gear.

“The CP Abaniwonda Olufemi urges residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the Control Room on 08036684974, or by visiting the nearest police station.

“He added that by working together, the police and the public can create a safer environment for the entire populace.

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