Rising car theft in Pleateau

imagesThe Plateau State Police Command has advised car owners to be vigilant, assuring that police has curtailed the nefarious activities of the criminals, who seek to rubbish the image of the force.

In the last month, especially before the Christmas period, residents of the Jos/Bukuru metropolis had raised alarm over the high rate of car theft and called on security operatives to step up measures towards arresting the situation.
A victim, whose car was stolen on Christmas’ eve, Nanmwa Golok, said the speed at which his car was stolen was amazing as he just parked at a recreation spot around JIB Village in Jos for a short while, only to come out and discover that his car had been stolen.
He appealed to security operatives to step up efforts at arresting car thieves and ensure crime is reduced in the state.
It was gathered that not less than 20 vehicles were stolen in the state in December 2016 and the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Tyopev Terna, said: “Yes, there was a rise in reported cases of car theft.
“But we rose to the task and burst the syndicate, who wanted to rubbish our earlier efforts at reducing crime in the state.”
Most of the thefts happened at event centres, drinking spots, as well as marriage and funeral ceremonies and the police spokesman advised car owners to adopt security measures to secure their vehicles.
Terna suggested pedal or steering locks, stressing that “car owners should also install modern tracking devices to help in the tracking of their property.”

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