How we snatch cars and dismantle it in one hour – Suspect

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.

Car snatchers

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.

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