Kaduna - The Special Task Force on Heinous Crime constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, has smashed a three-man car snatching syndicate in Kaduna State and recovered 19 stolen vehicles.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja and signed by the Police spokesman, CSP Frank Mba.
The statement said the task force made the recovery between Aug. 22 and Aug. 28.
``Information of the recovery has since been disseminated to all the 37 State Police Commands for circulation to the public, to enable persons whose vehicles were stolen to come for identification and collection," it said.
The statement listed the vehicles' brand and chassis numbers as follow: Toyota Camry,
4TIBG22K71U09711; Golf Wagon, WUWZZZ1HZSW1053; Vectra Opel (1.81), WOLOOOO8S5273647 and Honda Accord, IHGC6546XA802693.
Also listed are a Nissan Primera, JNIBAAN15U0510309; Honda Accord, JHMCM45503C201055; Honda Civic, JHMEG3200S212494; Honda CRV, JHLRD1858VC807859 and Honda Civic, 2HGEJ6670VH555237.
Others are Honda Civic, JHME044500S026250; Honda Accord, IHGCG565XXA0444991; Toyota Camry, 4TIBG22K2WU1898927; Honda Academy, IHCD66XTA141698; Honda Accord, IHGCG564XYA149622 and Honda CRV, JHLRE48527C043010.
Also listed are Toyota Camry, 4TIB322K33U776092; Nissan Pathfinder, 5N1AR18W55C749614;
Toyota Corrola, INXBU4EE4AZ359074 and Honda CRN, JHLLRD1853VCO12900.
The statement said the IGP commended the men of the task force for their exemplary courage and gallantry in the face of difficult working environment.
``He attributed the breakthrough to the growing trust and cooperation between the force and the public.’’
It will be recalled that the IG created the task force in the wake of the emergence of heinous crimes in some parts of the country, as part of efforts to checkmate, through proactive measures, the activities of the sponsors and perpetrators of such crimes.