Police identify Suspected armed robbers took a Mercedes Benz and used it in an operation in Anambra

Police recover Mercedes Benz suspected to have been snatched by armed robbers and used for an operation in Anambra

Following an operation in Amaokpala, Orumba North Local Government Area, men from the Anambra state police command have found a Mercedes Benz 4matic SUV that had been abandoned by thieves.


A live AK-47 bullet and two masks were also found in the car, according to DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the state police command’s press secretary, who made the announcement in a press release.

“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 Ak47 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 abandoned the vehicle inside a gutter and fled the scene.”he said


Ikenga added that police operatives have intensified patrol in the area, with the aim of apprehending the criminal elements.


He also called on members of the public to come forward with valid proof/evidence of ownership to claim the vehicle, which is believed to have been snatched for the operation.

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