Police in Anambra state has paraded 3 suspects specialized in car snatching at Nnobi in Idemili South local government area of the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Nkeiruka Nwode while parading the suspects before newsmen yesterday said the suspects snatched one Toyota Tacoma with Registration number KGS 737 KS from where it was parked at St. Michael Catholic Church Amakioha Owerri.
She stated that the suspects were tracked down by the state command at Nnobi where they were arrested through a tip-off.
The PPRO gave the names of the suspects as Monday Uche (64), Sunday Ofoekwe (42) and Joseph Chikezie (60), “the suspects Monday Uche and Joseph Chikezie conspired with the duo of Samuel Okowa and Johnson Okowa still at large and removed the car where it was parked at the above church”.
Nwode said other items recovered from the suspects include; 25 bunches of car keys, One master key, one federal road safety jacket and banner, two number plates (MUS 515 AX Lagos and NSH 109 FM Anambra, one emergency tyre pump, one Toyota ignition key seating, sets of spanners and Anambra state vigilante ID card.
She said that the suspect has confessed to the crime and has been assisting police with useful information and would be handed over to Imo state police command where the crime was committed for prosecution.
“I want to to call on the good people of Anambra to be security conscious at all times and report any strange observation or suspicious movements to the security agencies.
Meanwhile, police has warned hoodlums and miscreants to steer clear of the state during the Muslim Salla celebration and will deal decisively to anybody caught causing breach of peace, assuring the members of the public of its determination to protect the lives and property of all citizens.