08.07.2006 Social News

Tema Police Command alerts public of car snatching syndicate

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The Tema Regional Police Command has alerted residents within the municipality of a car snatching syndicate of four armed robbers who operate at night.

A statement signed by the Regional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Jonathan Yakubu indicated that the robbers lay ambush at poorly lit areas at Communities 11, 3, Ashaiman, Sakumono and Lashibi.

Their modus operandi are that they, at times intentionally drive and hit the back of the victim's car to look as if it is an accident and when the victim stops to check, the robbers will emerge to attack him.

v According to the statement the robbers at times also allow one of them to lay by the road side as if he had been hit by a car, whiles about two of them try to stop an on-coming car to pretend for help.

If the unsuspecting motorist stops the armed robbers will jump on him, push him from the car and take it away, it added.

It advised members of the public not to stop in such situations especially when it is deep in the night or at such poorly lit areas, but rather call the Police information room for help as a joint Police Military teams on standby would be dispatched to the area to take action.

Meanwhile members who have information that can help arrest those armed robbers should contact the Police for prompt action to be taken.

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