A Mercedes Benz 4matic SUV that had been abandoned by thieves during an operation in Amaokpala, Orumba North Local Government Area, has been found by police in Anambra State.
A live AK-47 bullet and two masks were also found in the car, according to DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, who made the announcement in a press release.
The SUV is thought to have been abandoned by the thieves after they had drove it into a ditch during their Monday operation.
Ikenga said: “Anambra State Police Operatives on 29/8/2022 at about 3pm, while on patrol along Amaokpala-Awgbu highway recovered one abandoned black Mercedes 4matic ML 350 jeep with Reg No Abuja RBC 527 AL, one AK-47 live ammunition and some criminal masks.
“Preliminary information showed that the vehicle is suspected to have been snatched by criminal elements who had an accident on their way to yet unidentified location. The Armed robbers abandon the vehicle inside a gutter and fled the scene.”
Ikenga claimed that in order to capture the criminal elements, police agents had increased patrols in the neighborhood.
He also urged members of the public to claim the car, which is thought to have been stolen for the operation, by presenting legitimate proof or evidence of ownership.
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