The Anambra state police command have arrested two ”one chance” robbery suspects and their female accomplices.
A statement from the command says the suspects were arrested after their failed attempt to rob a 30-year-old woman, Nwanye Philomina of her N400, 000 on Tuesday July 30th.
According to the police, Philomina on July 30th, boarded a taxi at Nteje Boys high school bus stop in Oyi LGA of Anambra State. When the vehicle got to Nkwelle ezunaka, the syndicate, having suspected that the victim had money on her, suddenly stopped and asked her to come down so that they can adjust the seat.
Philomina who was oblivious of their plan, came down from the car and as soon as she stepped down from the vehicle, the hoodlums sped off with the victim’s bag containing the sum of Four hundred thousand naira (#400,000). She immediately raised alarm which attracted the attention of well meaning individuals who pursued the suspects up to Nkwelle community where police patrol team attached to 3-3 Division intercepted them and arrested the following suspects,
(i) Collins Okoli ‘m’ aged 33 years,
(ii) Friday Ebie ‘m’ aged 41years all from Delta State.
Other accomplices are,
(iii) Cynthia Agu ‘f’ aged 20 years and,
(vi) Mary Andrew ‘f’ aged 20 years all of Enugu State respectively.
It took the concerted efforts by the Police before they could rescue the suspects from the mob who descended heavily on them.
Meanwhile, the snatched money was recovered and vehicle used in perpetrating the offence impounded and registered as exhibits.
The Case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.