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  • Updated: April 24, 2024

Kano police arrest eight mobile phone snatchers

Kano police arrest eight mobile phone snatchers

The Kano State Police Command has announced the arrest of eight suspected mobile phone snatchers in separate incidents. 

The recovered items include nine mobile phones, a sharp knife, a handcuff, and two tricycles allegedly used for their operations.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the first arrest occurred on April 23rd during a routine patrol. 

“Officers stopped a suspicious tricycle with four occupants on Airport Road. A search revealed seven stolen mobile phones and a handcuff,” he said.

The suspects, according to the statement confessed to using the tricycle to snatch phones from unsuspecting passengers.

In a related development, the spokesperson said another incident involved a phone stolen from Aminu Sulaiman's car at a filling station on April 19th. 

“With the help of technical support, detectives apprehended three suspects and recovered the stolen phone along with their tricycle.

“A third arrest stemmed from a distress call on April 23rd. A witness reported an attack on a passenger by phone snatchers on a tricycle,” the statement added.

Responding, officers chased down the culprits and apprehended one suspect. 

He said, “They recovered the stolen phone and a sharp knife used in the crime.

“All eight suspects are currently under investigation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). They will be charged and prosecuted in court.”

The Commissioner of Police commended the public for their support and cooperation. 

He urged residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station or through the Kano State Police Command's emergency contact numbers and social media platforms.



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