Police authorities in Nigeria’s Southern state of Cross River on Tuesday arrested a gang that specializes in snatching cars.
The gang preys on innocent victims by mounting surveillance in different places with the intention of stealing cars from the owners.
Investigations reveal that their major targets were worship centres because once worshippers park outside the church premises and enter the church to pray before he or she comes out, the vehicle would have disappeared.
The car-stealing gang were however caught when SP A Awodi and his men from Dragon Squad received a distress call that a car had been stolen from a church in Calabar South.
The victim, Mrs Happiness Godwin had attended child dedication at Ibom Layout in a Toyota Camry with registration no GGJ 327 FY, green colour, before she came out from the church her car had been stolen from the church premises.
The Commissioner of Police, Cross River state, CP Aminu Alhassan said the gang jack cars mostly from churches, event centres and public places where they know that security was porous. He advised car owners to be vigilant and ensure they take proper security measures.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.