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Car snatching resurfaces in Tamale for the second time


Northern Regional police command has issued crime alert urging residents, especially those driving 4×4 vehicles  to be vigilante.

The police say their interligence points another car snatching incident within the Tamale metropolis.

The police is also cautioning those driving Toyota hilux pick ups and Prados to be extra vegilant because the syndicates seems to have so much attach to those vehicles.

Northern Regional Crime Officer Supritendent Otou Acheampong told Zaa launch time host that, people living in areas such as Target and School of hygiene areas along Nanton road to very careful and watchful about people trailing them.

The two areas he noted are high risk areas and residents in those areas must take precautionary measures.
The police cautioned follows another attempted car snatching incident at Fou on 19th June at 8pm.
The assailants the police said took to their hills after failing to carry out the act and the victim is currently responding to treatment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

In August 2019,  the region recorded about 4 car snatching incidents including the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Regional Director, Mr Yahaya Abdul Rahman Toyota pick-up with registration number NR- 9902 was retrieved on 29th, August, 2019 after it was snatched at gunpoint at Kanvili-Tuunayili, a suburb of Sagnarigu Municipality in the Northern Region at  night.

The police at the time described both incidents as new and strange phenomenon in Tamale and embarked on man-hunt for the syndicates.

The   Savannah Regional Minister brand new pick- up was also mysteriously snatched and is yet to be retrieved.
The police were able to retrieve NABCO boss with joint efforts of their counterparts in the upper east region.

On the Savannah Regional Minister vehicle, Supritendent Otou Acheampong said one person was arrested and sent to court.
Investigations he added are still ongoing.

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