The Police Command in Delta on Saturday recovered a stolen SUV and an AK 47 riffle from suspected criminals in two separate operations in the state.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Delta Command, DSP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a statement in Warri.
Bright said the SUV was recovered on July 23 by the police crack team attached to the Ebrumede Division near Warri.
“The DPO, Ebrumede Division,SP Bolarinwa Alabi, while on a stop and search duty with a crack team attached to the Division flagged down a vehicle for check but the driver refused to stop and rather zoomed off.
“The DPO quickly led the crack team and went after the vehicle.
“The occupants of the vehicle realising that the police were not relenting, abandoned the Toyota RAV4 Jeep with Lagos registration number EPE 949 FF and fled,” he said.
Bright said a master key was recovered from the vehicle.
He added that investigation later revealed that the Jeep was stolen from where it was parked on July 23.
He also noted that the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing criminals.