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Notorious thief who uses Special Device to steal cars busted; see him smiling

A car thief, who uses a device he called ‘Try Your Luck Key’ to steal vehicles from where they are parked, has landed in the net of the Nigeria Police Force, Enugu command.

The suspect, Ikechukwu Isaiah, hails from Abia State but resides in New Nyanya, Nasarawa State.

The police had been on Ikechukwu's trail since August, when he stole a Toyota Camry.

According to Southern City News, Ikechukwu stole the vehicle from where it was parked at Otigba junction in Enugu. He committed the crime on the same day he arrived Enugu from Abuja.

The spokesman, Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said Ikechukwu stole the car 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.

Isaiah’s arrest was made possible by intelligence information from the New Haven Division of the Enugu State Police Command, according to Amaraizu.

The police spokesman said, “The suspect specialised in stealing cars from where they are parked, using a key he referred to as Try Your Luck Key."

Ikechukwu, who is currently in police custody in Enugu, is assisting in the ongoing investigations into his nefarious activities, according to Amaraizu.

The police spokesman added that the suspect would be charged to court.