Police in Rivers state has paraded car snatching syndicate whose specialized in snatching cars from taxi, cabby operators using women disguised as pregnant and in distress to snatch and rob residents of their cars.
A statement from the police public relation officer DSP Nnamdi Omoni said men of the state SCID in another development, Operatives of the Anti- Robbery Squad of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), acting on credible information, arrested one Dumlebabari Wugah ‘m’ 30yrs from Kaani II in Khana LGA of the State, the leader of the criminal gang that specializes in snatching cars in the State and its environs.
His arrest and consequent confession led to the arrest of the
Receiver, one Saviour George ‘m’ 28yrs, who receives the snatched
Cars from them and in whose possession two snatched cars: -Toyota Camry with Reg. No. Abuja GWA 248 YK and Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. RLU 386 KM, were recovered.
In his confession, Dumlebabari Wugah stated that he is the leader of a five-man gang that snatches cars from unsuspecting victims. He further stated that their modus Oparandi is that they use the lady among them to disguise like a pregnant woman, under labour, which usually attracts sympathy from passers-by who will be forced to stop and offer assistance, whereupon they will be attacked and their cars taken away.
The duo was charged to Court yesterday for the offences of Armed Robbery and Receiving Stolen property, respectively.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Mustapha Dandaura is hereby renewing his call for support from the public in information sharing, while promising to sustain the onslaught against armed banditry in the State.