Enugu State Police Command has arrested a suspected car thief, who uses a master key to steal vehicles, spokesman Ebere Amaraizu said in a statement in Enugu yesterday.
He said the suspect, 21, a commercial car washing operator, was nabbed on November 18, about 4 pm, on Chime Avenue, New Haven, Enugu.
Amaraizu said his arrest followed a distress call the command received from the public.
He said the suspect went to the avenue, about 4pm, to ransack a Mercedes Benz Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) parked at a wedding venue.
“While the event lasted, the suspect allegedly got access to the SUV with his master key.”
Amaraizu said the suspect was arrested following a tip-off by the public.
“The suspect confessed that he goes to occasions where he spies his victims and entered their cars, steals money or valuables and thereafter locks the vehicle,” he said.
The spokesman said the suspect was helping the police in their investigation.