Bank robbery attempt aborted by police, 2 of the 4 robbers died
Tip-off led to a failed bank robbery at a Diamond bank on Jos Road, Lafia. A gang of 4 armed robbers were about to execute a plan to rob a branch of Diamond bank on Wednesday but the were out of luck, they met a heavily harmed policemen of Nasarawa state police command.
The robbers engaged the police in a gun battle but they were out numbered, one robber drove away with bullet wound.
“ The gang drove in in two vehicles, both with Lagos registration number – a Toyota Lexus marked EKY 282 DP and Toyota Corolla marked FST 411 FH. “ – SP Kennedy Idirisu, Spokesman for the command
“Our investigation revealed that the gang trailed a staff of the General Hospital Nasarawa Eggon, from the bank in Lafia, where he withdrew N250, 000.
They followed him to Nasarawa Eggon, took the money, and returned to Jos Road, where there are clusters of banks, to carry out another operation, not knowing that they were being trailed.
The police swooped on them and arrested one of the suspects driving the Toyota Corolla, while the others in Toyota Lexus opened fire in an attempt to scape.
The jeep and two of the suspects were arrested on Shendam Road while the driver escaped with bullet wounds,” Idirisu said.
He said that the arrested suspect confessed to the crime, adding that items recovered from the vehicles included the stolen N250, 000, a master key and a wallet containing N31, 000. “ He added