Two suspected car snatchers grabbed by the police

Two suspected members of a car stealing gang, operating in the Kumasi metropolis, have been arrested and are being held by the police at Tafo-Pankrono.

Police Chief Superintendent Charles Domanban, Divisional Commander, gave their names as Prince Akwasi Opuni, 33, and Isaac Gyamfi, 28.

The gang has been linked to a string of car robbery incidents and the suspects are said to have confessed to some of them.

The two were about to sell an Opel Astra Caravan taxi they had seized from its driver, when the police were tipped off and swooped on them.

They had removed the stolen vehicle’s original trade number and replaced it with a new one.

Chief Supt Domanban told a media briefing that the suspects had sent the car to a businessman at Ahwiaa and agreed to let it go at a ridiculous price of GH¢1,200.00.

The man became suspicious and asked them to come later for the money as he headed straight to alert the police.

The police ambushed and arrested Opuni when he returned to collect the cash at the appointed time and he led them to arrest Gyamfi.

The two together with three others, now on the run, had engaged the services of the driver, Kwame Anarfo, on April 17, at about 2200 hours to drive them from Kejetia to Pankrono.

Chief Supt Domanban said as they came closer to a popular drinking joint called Bafana Bafana, they drew knives, ordered the driver to pull up, pushed him out, and sped off with the taxi. GNA

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