By Pamela Orji, Awka
Three armed robbery and car snatching syndicate have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in their hide out in Achalla and Nkpor area of the state.
The suspects include, Chidi Ugoji, aged 31-year-old, an indigene of Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area, 34-year-old Okoye Onyebuchi, native of Umunachi and Onwe Chigozie, aged 22-year-old of Ikwo in Ebonyi State.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed said that two firearms, ammunition and a Toyota Highlander jeep allegedly snatched at gunpoint and used for their robbery operations were recovered from the suspects.
The statement read in part, “It would be recalled that on the 23/3/2020 at about 8:20pm, a Toyota Highlander jeep with Registration number APP 49 FM and other valuables belonging to one Christopher Oraukwu ‘m’ aged 54 years were snatched at gunooint along Ekwulobia road Aguata.
“Suspects were arrested at their hideouts in Achalla/ Nkpor area and have voluntatily confessed to the crime.
“Meanwhile, exhibits recovered in their possessions includes one pump action gun, one cut to size double barrel gun, four life catridges, one Mitsubishi L300 bus used by the syndicate for their robbery operations and the snatched Toyota Highlander jeep.
He said the suspects would be charged to Court on conclusion of investigations.