Saitama: Cameroonian trio suspected in vehicle thefts
tokyoreporter.com -- Jul 30
Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested three male Cameroonian nationals who are suspected in a string of vehicle thefts in the Kanto area, reports TBS News (July 29).

In April, the trio, including 38-year-old Albert Wehetun, allegedly stole a truck from a vacant lot in the town of Nagatoro, Saitama.

All three suspects deny the allegations, the Omiya-Higashi Police Station said.

Based on security camera footage, the three suspects are believed to have stolen a total of around 20 trucks in Saitama and Tochigi prefectures since last December.

The vehicles were taken to what suspects referred to as “the yard,” located in Ibaraki Prefecture. At this location, the suspects are believed to have disassembled the vehicles to sell the parts overseas.

埼玉県でトラックを盗んだとしてカメルーン国籍の男3人が逮捕されました。  ウェヘトゥン・アルバート容疑者(38)ら3人は今年4月、埼玉県長瀞町でトラック1台を盗んだ疑いが持たれています。警察によりますと、別の自動車窃盗事件の現場近くの防犯カメラにアルバート容疑者らが映っていたことから行動の確認を続けていました。警察は盗まれたトラックは茨城県内のヤードで解体されて海外に輸出されたとみています。3人の認否は明らかにされていません。県の北部などでは去年末から今年4月にかけて約20台の自動車が盗まれていて、警察は関連を調べています。
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