One dies as Edo police, POS robbery syndicate clash


Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have foiled a four-man Point of Sale armed robbery syndicate just as one of the hoodlums met his waterloo following a gun duel.

It was gathered that the police patrol team attached to ‘B’ Division, Warri on March 1, 2022, while on routine patrol along Okere market junction Warri, intercepted the four-man gangsters operating with a minibus with reg. no. Delta DSZ 912 XA.

On sighting the police team, the robbers reportedly shot at the police and zoomed off.

But the patrol team chased the robbers to MacCaiver Market and engaged them in a gun duel, our correspondent gathered.

However, on getting got to the market, the police were said to have ceased fire due to the crowd while the robbers jumped out of their vehicle and ran into the crowd.

It was however gathered that the police arrested one of the suspects with gunshot injuries he had sustained during the gun duel.

On interrogation, the suspect identified simply as Christopher confessed to being a member of the armed robbery gang that robbed a POS lady at Osubi-Orerokpe earlier in the day.

The police took the suspect to the General Hospital, Warri where he died while receiving treatment.

Confirming the incident, the command’s public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe, told The PUNCH that the minibus used by the gangsters, one expended cartridge, two POS machines, two female bags containing two Zenith Bank ATM cards, one driver’s license bearing Ogagbe Godspower, one power bank, and a Bible were recovered from the robbers.

The PPRO further stated that manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.

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