Three car snatchers have been arrested by the Accra Region Police Command.
They are Jerry Danquah, 25, a driver; David Asare, 26, shoe seller; and Isaac Donkor @ Kofi Nyakamago, 27, basket weaver. One Dauda is presently at large.
Briefing the press, the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, stated that on October 4, a gang of four young men, armed with a pump action gun, broke into a house at New Bortianor, a suburb of Accra.
According to him, the four attacked the victim, subjected him to severe beatings and tied him with his own flying tie, and made away with one HP Lplaptop computer, one iPad, one Samsung phone, a set of jewellery and an amount of GH¢600.
DCOP Yohuno stated that not satisfied with these items, they demanded for the victim’s car key to his Toyota Hilux pick-up parked on the compound, and drove it away together with their booty.
With the help of a car tracking device, the police managed to intercept the vehicle at Tsopoli barrier, along the Sogakope road, within about an hour as they headed towards Togo.
Police investigations revealed that one Dauda, the leader of the gang, offered his taxi cab, with registration number GE 8860-11, to be used for the operation, but failed to accompany them to Sogakope for the sale of the vehicle and the stolen items.
Also, police investigations led to the retrieval of all the stolen items and the GH¢600.
Investigations are still ongoing, and the arrested suspects shall soon be processed for court. Suspect Dauda is presently on the run and police is intensifying investigations to get him also arrested.
The Accra Regional Commander recounted that the same gang, in a similar operation, on September 19 at about 1:30am attacked an accountant in his residence at Atta Moses Down, a suburb of Weija.
They gained access to the apartment through the kitchen door and, with the same modus, requested for the key to the V8 4X4 vehicle at knife point and made away with the vehicle.
On the same day, as they were trying to escape, lack eluded them and they were involved in an accident at Denu. The suspects were put before court and fined an amount of GHC700, or in default face four months of imprisonment with hard labour.
He noted that they quickly paid the fine to enable them take the vehicle away, but the police demanded for the documents covering the vehicle before it would be released.
Since they could not produce the documents, they failed to return to the police until they were arrested in Accra.
Source: The Finder