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Robbers Attack Bank Customer, Abandon Vehicle

As RRS foils theft of streetlight cables. Two suspected armed robbers Thursday attacked a bank customer, fleecing her of a huge amount of money.
The incident occurred at Annex Bus Stop, Apapa, after the woman, said to be a trader had withdrawn the money from the bank.

It was gathered that the robbers after fleecing the victim, fled towards Koffo Abayomi Street in Apapa.

They however abandoned their operational vehicle and snatched a motorcycle when they discovered that there was gridlock.

An eyewitness, Ifeanyi Ikechukwu, who hinted on the incident, said the robbers drove a grey Toyota Camry car.

He said: “They drove grey Camry ‘big for nothing’ and robbed a woman selling snacks and recharge card near Mobil fuel station at Annex Bus stop.

“She was said to have gone to the bank to withdraw money to purchase her market, especially recharge cards.

“The robbers drove through Kofo Abayomi and on meeting traffic; they used their vehicle to hit a commercial motorcycle. They immediately disembarked and snatched the bike from the owner and drove off on it.

“Although other commercial motorcyclists chased them, they were not able to catch up with them.”

According to a source, policemen from Apapa Division visited the scene and removed the vehicle.

The source said they would investigate to ascertain the owner of the vehicle.

He said: “Per chance the vehicle belongs to the robbers, the vehicle particulars will make it easier for us to arrest them.

“But if it doesn’t, we will still go to the vehicle licensing organisation to get the details of the owner and ensure they are informed.”

Meanwhile, Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Thursday foiled the theft of over 30-meters Light-Up Lagos Project long cable in Ogudu.

It was gathered that two persons vandalising the cable jumped into a nearby bush upon sighting RRS patrol van.

The vandals were said to have drawn the concealed cables from the connecting point at the base of a lamp post, before they saw the operatives.

According to the police, the patrol team leader contacted officials of Lagos State Electricity Board in charge of the area to take over before they continued their routine patrol.

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