By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 19 June 2015:
Two men have been arrested in Sebha suspected of involvement in the spate of violent . . .[restrict]and at times deadly car-jackings that has been taking place in the southern town.
The two, named as Ramadan Hamed and Hassan Ahmed, both aged 25, were arrested on Thursday, allegedly driving a stolen car. When it was searched, a number of number plates, owners’ registration books and passports are said to have been found.
According to the police, the two admitted to stealing 15 vehicles in central Sebha’s Mahdia district and storing them there before selling them in Niger and Chad. They are also reported to have named another two people in their gang: Mohamed Yousef and Ibrahim Tawerghi. They are now being sought by the police.
All four are said to be Libyan.
Previously, the police in Sebha had blamed the wave of car thefts in the town on sub-Saharan Africans. [/restrict]