Police Recovers POS Machines, Stolen Car From Armed Robbery Suspect
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Police Recovers POS Machines, Stolen Car From Armed Robbery Suspect


The Delta State Police Command, has confirmed the arrest of one Richard Tobi of Obibo Port-Harcourt, Rivers State who Specializes in snatching vehicles around Warri.

The was made known in a statement signed and available to newsmen in Warri. Bright Edafe

The statement read, ” On the 02/03/2022 at about 124hrs, acting on intelligence gathered that one Richard Tobi ‘m’ of Obibo Port-Harcourt, Rivers State who specializes in snatching vehicles was around Warri, operatives of ‘A’ Division Warri were detailed to trail and arrest him with a view to seeing that he is brought to book.

” Consequently, upon technical intelligence led investigation, suspect was trailed to Mammy market Effurun in Uvwie LGA where he was arrested and different vehicle plate numbers were instantly recovered from him. Upon further investigation, the suspect led Operatives to his base where one Toyota Hilux with Reg. No. UYY 210 GT suspected to have been stolen at Akwa-Ibom was recovered. Suspect has been charged to court and remanded in prison custody.”

The the release also stated that, “at about 1100hrs, Police patrol team attached to ‘B’ Division Warri while on routine patrol along Okere market junction Warri, intercepted a four (4) man armed robbery gang operating with a mini bus with reg. no. Delta DSZ 912 XA. On sighting the Police team, the hoodlums shot at the Police and zoomed off. The patrol team chased the hoodlums to Makaiva market while exchanging gun fire with them but seized fire when they got to the market due to the crowd.

“The hoodlums alighted from the vehicle and ran into the crowd but one of the suspects was arrested with gunshot injuries he sustained during the gun duel. The suspect named Christopher (surname unknown) confessed being a member of the armed robbery gang that robbed a POS lady at Osubi-Orerokpe earlier in the day. Suspect was taken to General Hospital, Warri where he died while receiving treatment.

“The mini bus, one expended cartridge, two (2) POS machines, two female bags containing two Zenith bank ATM cards, one driver’s license bearing Ogagbe Godspower, one(1) power bank and a bible were recovered. Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.


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