Police grab two for stealing MTN vehicle

criminalThe Ashanti Regional Police Command in collaboration with the Tamale Police have arrested two car thieves  who recently stole a Toyota Pick-up vehicle belonging to mobile telecommunication giant, MTN-Ghana.

Addressing the media in Kumasi, Ashanti Regional Crime Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Peter Baba said the two, Antwi Duku, 30 years and trader as well as Abdullai Gafaro, 26 also a trader went to the house of the complainant on the 9th of April and succeeded in stealing the said vehicle around 7pm that evening.

Luck, however eluded them since the MTN vehicle had a tracking device and it was same that was used to monitor its movement till the vehicle reached Tamale, the Crime Officer noted.

The first accused, Antwi Duku, according to the Police had also been involved in a similar car-jacking incident at  Abuakwa with the police searching for his whereabouts.

Though the Abuakwa incident is being investigated further, ACP Baba indicated the Police had finished investigation into the recent theft.

The  recent theft, according to the Police happened at a house in TUC, a suburb in the Kumasi Metropolis.

Narrating further, the crime officer said his outfit and that of Tamale had been sent an SOS message upon receipt of the official compliant by the unidentified MTN worker.

Hurriedly, the police at various checkpoints were alerted of the theft and according to the Crime Officer the officers were able to monitor the movement of the vehicle.

According to him, the work of the police was hugely enhanced by the tracking device in the vehicle since it made it practicable and possible to know wherever the vehicle had turn to.

The suspects, according ACP Baba have confessed to the crime and were being prepared for the court soon.

He stressed every detail they needed for further investigation had been acquired and were only waiting for a date to prosecute the two suspects in court.

Meanwhile, the Police has advised corporate organizations as well as private individuals to subscribe to the anti-tracking device so as to enable them redeem their vehicles when they got stolen or broken into.

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