Some suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command who specialize in car snatching in the state and Delta State.
According to a report from the police force, the suspected armed robbers were arrested with 150 phones.
The command in a statement through its spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, stated that over 150 handsets suspected to have been stolen from different victims were recovered from the suspects.
Mohammed revealed that the suspected car snatchers were apprehended by Puff Adder operatives in conjunction with police detectives attached to Aguata Division of the command following credible intelligence report.
He gave the names of the suspects as Anyingor Arinze of Otueke, Asaba Delta State; Chinedu Nweke of Mbekwe Estate, Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State and Ebuka Christian Eziamaka of Ire village, Obosi, also in Idemili North LGA.
Mohammed noted that the suspects were part of the gang allegedly involved in a series of armed robbery/carjacking in Anambra and Asaba axis.
He revealed among the vehicles that were recovered from the gang were one Toyota Corolla 2004 and Lexus 300 car in Aguata, Anambra State.
Mohammed said, “Exhibits recovered in their possession includes one Gionee handset belonging to one of the victims whose vehicle was snatched.”
“Other exhibits recovered are 12 Itel phones of different models, 26 Infinix phones of different models,32 Tecno phones of different models, 16 Samsung phones of different models, three Gionee phones of different models and 60 other smaller phones of different make and models all reasonably suspected to have been snatched from different Victims. He said the case was under investigation after which suspects would be prosecuted.”
The PPRO added, “Command has enjoined the public whose handsets were either snatched or stolen through similar modus to report at the Special Anti-robbery Squad Awkuzu with proof of ownership in order to claim their handsets and also give further evidence to aid police investigation.”