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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Police Arrests Notorious Bank Robbers In Bauchi

A gang of notorious hoodlums who specialized in bank robbery were nabbed by the Bauchi state police on Friday, August 1, 2014.

These group of robbers usually hang around banks to monitor customers who came for any monetary transactions and would secretly follow theunsuspecting victims till they get to a point were they could attack them and abscond with their money.
They met their dead end on Friday, August 1, 2014 when they tried robbing a 30-year-old Nasiru Haruna, who came to the bank towithdraw N2 million for his business outfit in town.
This Day reports:
The modus operandi of the robbers was to hang around bank premises and monitor customers who had come to withdraw huge amount of money, and would secretly wedge their cars with a piece of slippers studded with several nails so that the driver would drive his or her car over it while leaving.
The robbers would careful trail the unsuspecting victims till they get to a point where the tyres would be deflated and the driver forced to stop before they attack their victims.
But yesterday, the robbers were not that lucky as their targeted victim spotted them right from when he was leaving the bank as they continued to follow him. But when he later noticed a flapping sound coming from one of his rear tyres as a result of deflation, he became alert. He also noticed that the two guys on followed him and were also trafficking to park in his direction.
The victim, Nasiru Haruna, had to quickly come out of his car just in time to grab one of the robbers who had smartly opened Nasirus Honda car booth and lifted the bag containing the N2 million. It was during the struggle that the robber sighted men of the Police Mobile Force advancing towards them and quickly let go the bag and fled, but the other accomplice who was riding the bike was not lucky as volunteers on bikes and cars chased and arrested him.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations officer Muhammed Haruna, said the victim was smart to quickly alert the police while he was being trailed.
According to him it was at about 1315 hours, when one Nasiru Haruna, aged 30yrs of Kofar Dumi, Bauchi, said he withdrew the sum of N2.1 million from First Bank, Bauchi, put same in the booth of His Honda Civic, registration number Abuja EH 774 ABJ.
At the Fire Service Junction, Ahmadu Bello Way, he noticed a flapping sound from his tyre and stopped to check. All of a sudden, one John Nwaihim of Obinwanna village, Njaba LGA, of Imo State, aged 36 years came riding Kasuki motor cycle with registration number, Enugu JRV 597 QH, carrying one Eze Odu m 40yrs of same address, now at large who were trailing him, swung into action.
The fleeing Eze opened the vehicle booth, took the money and made a move to run. The complainant grabbed him. He dropped the money and fled. His accomplice John was arrested with the Motor cycle. John claims he came in this morning from Imo State via Jos to Bauchi, met Eze who gave him the bike to ride and also placed the nail studded slippers for the victim. Investigation is in progress and effort is on to apprehend the fleeing Suspect.
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