Anambra State Police Command said it has recovered a Toyota Corolla car snatched at gunpoint along Owerri road, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the vehicle snatched from the owner by three armed men on a tricycle was recovered same day it was stolen by the Command Rapid Response Team.
He said the robbers who abandoned the vehicle and fled were being trailed.
He said, “On 12/11/2020 at about 8:30pm, The Command Rapid Response Team (RRS) while on routine patrol along Owerri road Onitsha received a distress call that three armed men on tricycle snatched at gunpoint a Toyota Corolla car with Reg ABC 690 AR, at about 8:pm same day.
“The team immediately swung into action, gave the suspects a hot chase, forcing them to abandon the snatched vehicle in Oba and escaped.
“The vehicle was recovered and effort is being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspects in order to bring them to justice.
“It would be recalled that the Command Rapid Response Squad was unveiled yesterday 12/11/2020 by Governor Willie Obiano at the State Police Command headquarters Awka with the aim of responding to distress calls on heinous crimes and patrolling flashpoints in the State in order to ensure safety and security before, during and after the Christmas and New year Celebrations.”