Crime & Punishment of 2014-01-08

Police arrest car thief in Kumasi

A 26-year-old suspected car snatcher is in the grips of the police in Kumasi, three days after bolting with the vehicle.

Akwasi Asante allegedly snatched the Nissan Almera taxi cab from the driver at gunpoint in the Greater Accra region.

The suspect altered the digit on the car’s registered number plate.

However, a suspicious mechanic, who was fixing a faulty part of the vehicle, led the police to arrest Akwasi Asante.

Zongo District Police Commander, DSP George Bawah says preliminary investigations revealed the suspect pulled a fake pistol to snatch the car.

After making his way with the vehicle to Kumasi, Akwasi Asante lost the car’s key when he attempted to refuel at Tech-Junction.

It was in the attempt to break free the door at a mechanical shop that the fake pistol was found in the car, leading to Akwasi’s arrest.

DSP George Bawah is cautioning the public on the new tricks of car thieves.