Anambra police arrest armed robbery syndicate, recover guns, cash, others

The Police in Anambra State have arrested two members of an armed robbery syndicate, who were said to be specialists in one-chance robbery operations.

The suspects, Chukwuemeka Ikechukwu, a male, aged 22 years, lives at Chibest Street, Tarzan, Onitsha and Tochukwu Okeke another male, aged 30 years is said to be an indigene of Nkwelle Ukeh in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State were arrested in Onitsha.

Anambra State Police Command’s Spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed the arrest of the suspects to journalists, said two guns, a tricycle, 12 handsets and a huge amount of cash and others were found in the suspects as exhibits.

He said, “On the 6/09/2020 at about 4:30am, following credible intelligence report, police operatives attached Ogbunike Division smashed a robbery syndicate and arrested two suspects.

“Suspects were part of the gang allegedly involved in series of armed robbery and handset snatching operating at Ogidi, Nkpor, Tarzan, Umunya, Odumodu, tollgate axis and its environs.

“Exhibits recovered in their possession includes one automatic pump action with breech no 12776, one English manurhin pistol, one dagger, two handbags, twelve assorted handsets, one purse containing recharge cards of various denomination, one tricycle Keke with REG.number NSH 299 QH, One locked Safe containing unspecified amount of money and a cash sum of N296,000 all reasonably suspected to have been snatched from different Victims.”

He said the case was still under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court, with a view to bringing them to book.

He added that the command calls, on members of the whose handsets and other belongings were either snatched or stolen through similar modus to report at Ogbunike division or the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad Akwuzu in order to claim them, and also give further evidence to aid Police investigation.

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