A Mercedes Benz 4matic SUV dumped by criminals during operation in Amaokpala, Orumba North Local Government Area has been recovered by the Police in Anambra State.

This was disclosed in a press release, by the Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who said a live AK-47 bullet, two masks were also discovered in the car.

It is believed that the SUV was dumped by the criminals during operation on Monday, after it was driven into a ditch, where it was abandoned.

Ikenga said: “Anambra State Police Operatives on 29/8/2022 at about 3pm, while on patrol along Amaokpala-Awgbu highway recovered one abandoned black Mercedes 4matic ML 350 jeep with Reg No Abuja RBC 527 AL, one AK-47 live ammunition and some criminal masks.

“Preliminary information showed that the vehicle is suspected to have been snatched by criminal elements who had an accident on their way to yet unidentified location. The Armed robbers abandon the vehicle inside a gutter and fled the scene.”

Ikenga said Police Operatives have intensified patrol in the area, with the aimed of apprehending the criminal elements.

He also called on members of the public to come forward with valid proof/evidence of ownership to claim the vehicle, which is believed to have been snatched for the operation.

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