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Douala: Bunch of car keys seized from a suspected car thief


Dozens of car keys were seized from a suspected car thief in the Village neighborhood of Douala, by an anti-crime unit at the GMI 2.

These are keys he used to force-start vehicles poorly stationed or parked at unsecured places.

‘He has been in this criminal activity for a long time. Stealing of vehicles not well parked and found at unsecured places. He used Toyota keys to start the Toyota vehicle and where the key did not correspond with the mark of the vehicle, he forced it to start. That is how your vehicle disappears.’ Head of the anti-crime unit of the GMI 2, Awa Christian, said.

The suspected car thief fell into the dragnet of the security forces following a complaint deposited at the GMI 2 by a mechanic about a stolen Toyota vehicle at his garage in the Village neighborhood on February 28, 2024.

‘That fateful day while at the garage, a customer brought his vehicle for me to resolve a mechanical problem. Since I was exhausted I couldn’t do it that evening and decided to do it the next day. Upon my a
rrival at the garage, I could not find the car. Since then I never had peace of mind. I decided to file a complaint. Narrated the mechanic.

The suspect was whisked to the Judicial police to answer charges.

Source: Cameroon News Agency