A car thief, who identified as Ikechukwu Isaiah who hails from Abia State but resides in New Nyanya, Nasarawa State, and uses a device he called ‘Try Your Luck Key’ to steal vehicles from where they are parked, has landed in police net in Enugu.
According to Southern City News, the police in Enugu had been on Isaiah’s trail since August, when he stole a Toyota Camry, with registration number BJ 697 UWN from where it was parked at Otigba junction in Enugu, on the same day he arrived Enugu from Abuja.
The Enugu State Police Command spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said Isaiah stole the vehicle shortly after the commercial transit bus which brought him to Enugu dropped him at Otigba junction in the early hours.
Amaraizu added that the suspect had changed the colour and registration number of the stolen vehicle before he was arrested in Nasarawa State by intelligence information from the New Haven Division of the Enugu State Police Command.
“The suspect specialised in stealing cars from where they are parked, using a key he referred to as Try Your Luck Key.
“In August, he stole a Toyota Camry, 1996 model, from where it was parked at Otigba junction in Enugu, with the key.”
“He stole the car shortly after he disembarked from the commercial transit bus that brought him to Enugu from Abuja,” the police spokesman said.
Isaiah, who is currently in police custody in Enugu, is assisting in the ongoing investigations into his nefarious activities, as he would be arraigned in court soon, according to Amaraizu.