A Mercedes Benz 4matic SUV abandoned by suspected armed robbers after an operation in Amaokpala, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra state has been recovered by the police.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who disclosed this in a press release said a live AK-47 bullet, two masks were also discovered in the car.
“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.