Gunmen believed to be armed robbers have reportedly abandoned a suspected stolen Lexus car ES 350, gold colour, with Reg. No. Abuja-YAB 262 KC as Police Operatives gave them a hot chase along Jakpa road in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was learnt that hoodlums allegedly stole the vehicle from the owner after he finished washing the car around ConOil filling station in Effurun.
This development was confirmed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, for Delta State Command DSP Bright Edafe.
He said, “Information got to the DPO Ebrumede Division SP Bolarinwa Alabi who immediately detailed and led operatives and went after them.
In a combined effort with men of Ekpan Police station, they trailed the hoodlums to Jakpa road.
“The hoodlums on noticing that the Police were trailing them, abandoned the vehicle in the busy area of Jakpa and fled into the crowd.
“In order not to hurt innocent citizens, the team could not engage them, but the Lexus car ES 350 gold colour with Reg. No. Abuja-YAB 262 KC was recovered.”
According to DSP Edafe, “effort is on top gear with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects.”