Police Smash Car Snatching Syndicate In Lagos, Recovers 15 Vehicles

Nigeria-Police-Force13-300x277The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday said it arrested five suspected armed robbers and recovered 15 stolen vehicles from them.

Briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Aderanti, said the suspected robbers were arrested by the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

“Through the deployment of cutting edge technology, intensive surveillance and aggressive patrol, the suspects, who specialised in snatching and selling of cars, were arrested.

“Fifteen vehicles stolen by the syndicate were recovered in different locations including Abuja, Port Harcourt and Benin City”, he said.

Aderanti said one of the suspects was notorious for changing engine and chassis numbers of stolen vehicles.

He said the suspects had all confessed to committing crime, and were helping the police in their investigations.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that an instrument used for changing engine and chassis numbers of stolen vehicles was also recovered from the suspects.

The police boss assured residents of Lagos State that the command was doing its possible best to reduce crime to its barest minimum.

Aderanti urged the residents to be vigilant and security conscious as well as providing the command with useful information to curb criminal activities. (NAN)