Taxi driver is arrested for participating in vehicle theft in Manaus

Junior Nogueira, gave logistical support to Thiago Limeira for theft and was spotted by security cameras.
14/10/2016 15h09 - Updated 14/10/2016 15h09
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The taxi driver Lofty Nogueira Couto Junior, 31, known as Junior Nogueira, He was arrested on the afternoon of Thursday (13), in Rua Quintino Bocaiúva, no Center, by providing logistical support for vehicle theft suspect in capital. The information is delegated Sancha Sodre, the Specialized Police in robberies and thefts of vehicles (DERFV).

According to the deputy head of the Specialized Police in robberies and thefts of vehicles (Derfv), Sansha Sodré, Lofty was arrested by police officers of Derfv in compliance with preventive arrest warrant issued on 6 October this year, by the judge of the 9th Criminal Court, Henrique Veiga Lima. The taxi driver was intercepted yesterday afternoon, day 13, por volta the 16h, on public road, the moment you walked down Rua Quintino Bocaiúva, Manaus center, area south of the city.

As the police authority the accomplice of Lofty, Thiago Victor de Figueiredo Limeira, 18, was arrested, in the act, no dia 19 September this year, by police officers of Police Specializing in Robbery, Theft and defrauding (Derfd). He was intercepted after an attempted robbery occurred in Blue Lake neighborhood, area north of the city.

"A third person, already identified by our research team, asked Thiago that could parts of a car model Golf. Thiago then contacted Lofty and invited to participate in the criminal action. In this ocasion, even offered the taxi driver R $ 100 the service. On the day of the offense, Flashy and Thiago viewed a vehicle Golf model stopped at a traffic light. Quickly, Thiago left the taxi and, in possession of a firearm, rendered the people who were inside the vehicle, He demanded that they leave the car and undertook flight taking the car ", said the deputy head of Derfv.

Sansha Sodre said the housing of the stolen car was found two days after the crime, abandoned on public roads, the first stage of Japiim neighborhood, area south of the city. The delegate said that over the civil police investigations obtained the images captured by the cameras of CCTV security of a property near the scene of the crime, who helped the specialized team to identify one of the offenders.

"Through these images we can see how the action occurred and identify Thiago. When he was arrested by the team Derfd confessed, in testimony, who would have participated in a robbery of a vehicle. In this ocasion, He said Lofty would also be involved. Although no passage by police, the taxi driver is being investigated in at least two robberies ", concluded Sodre.

Lofty was indicted for increased theft. At the end of the procedures applicable in the specialized building man will be led to the Provisional Detention Center Male (CDPM), which will be available to the Justice.

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