Anambra State Police Command on Thursday arrested three suspected car snatchers, whom no fewer than 150 mobile telephones were found in possession.
The command’s spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspects were part of the gang allegedly involved in series of armed robbery/carjacking in Anambra and Asaba axis, and the 150 phones are reasonably suspected to have been stolen from different victims.
Mohammed gave their names as Anyingor Arinze of Otueke, Asaba Delta State; Chinedu Nweke of Mbekwe Estate, Ogidi and Ebuka Christian Eziamaka of Ire village, Obosi, both of Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“Exhibits recovered in their possession includes one Gionee handset belonging to one of the victims whose vehicle was snatched.
“Other exhibits recovered are 12 Itel phones of different models, 26 Infinix phones of different models, 32 Tecno phones of different models, 16 Samsung phones of different models, three Gionee phones of different models and 60 other smaller phones of different make and models all reasonably suspected to have been snatched from different victims.
“The Command has enjoined (members of) the public whose handsets were either snatched or stolen through similar modus to report at the Special Anti-robbery Squad, Awkuzu with proof of ownership in order to claim their handsets and also give further evidence to aid police investigation,” Mohammed said.
He added that the case was under investigation after which the suspects would be prosecuted.