Police Authorities in the State of Pennsylvania have arrested and charged three Liberians allegedly involved in stealing cars from rental companies. The suspects, including Barbu Gay Gay, 39, of Thinkers Village, Liberia; Sterling Idokogi, 27, of Elkins Park; and Mustapha Kamara, 47, of Upper Darby, were charged in Philadelphia on Thursday with several counts of auto theft and related offenses.
Philadelphia Police have been working on this investigation for more than two months and busted a car theft ring reportedly worth half a million dollars.
Investigators with the Major Crimes Auto Squad on Thursday night watched Idokogi drive three vehicles to a loading dock in the first block of East Oregon Avenue, while Gay Gay drove a Toyota 4Runner that tailed each vehicle, and Kamara loaded the vehicles into a shipping container.
More than a dozen cars were confiscated as police busted the car theft ring. The Crew took some of the stolen cars around 11:30 Friday night at their warehouse on the 800 block of East Oregon Ave. The suspects are presently behind bars pending court trial.
Investigators believe the vehicles, worth an estimated $500,000, were about to be shipped to Liberia.