The police in Abuja have arrested suspected thieves who break into cars to steal valuables.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command stated that it recovered 75 laptops, among other items, from the suspects.
Speaking on the arrests in Abuja on Tuesday, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, noted that seven stolen cars were recovered from another syndicate that stole parked vehicles with master keys.
The CP said, “On October 12, 2021, police operatives from the Central Area Police Station, Abuja, arrested one Abubakar Shettima, 28 years.
“The suspect confessed to being a specialist in opening cars at parking lots and carting away valuables such as laptops, tablets and bags.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that Abubakar has other members of his syndicate who patronise him.
“According to him, he sells the products to Adekoye Anthony, 28, and Yusuf Isa, 26, who in turn sell some of the products as scrap and parts to members of the public.”
Babaji said exhibits recovered from the gang members included 61 HP laptops, four Toshiba laptops, five Dell laptops, four Lenovo laptops, one projector, one Apple Macbook and computer parts.
He added that all the suspects confessed to the crime and would be charged to court at the end of investigations.
The police also recovered a pistol from a suspected car snatcher, Saliu James, who was arrested at the Nyanya area of the FCT.
“The suspect confessed to sending one Umar Hamza to buy him the pistol. The said Umar was arrested and he is in police custody,” the command added.