Suspected armed robbers showed some tricks when they threw money into a crowd wnd while the scramble was on, they escaped from the police.
A gang of armed robbery suspects on their way from a successful robbery operation made good their escape by throwing money into the crowd.
According to reports, the three suspects were being pursued by the police in Warri, Delta State and when they got to a community called Ajamuogha, they threw bunches of crisp naira notes in the air and as the crowd rushed to scramble for the money, the road was blocked and in the confusion, the suspects escaped, leaving the stranded policemen confused.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident and threw more light into the ingenuity of the bandits.
“On Tuesday, at 11:45 am, operatives of anti-kidnapping patrol team on routine patrol along Ajamugha Road, Warri, accosted a red Vento car with number plates DELTA UGH 519 MZ, with three occupants.
On sighting the patrol team, the suspects zoomed off and the patrol team gave them a chase to Ajamugha Sharp Corner, where the three occupants alighted from the Vento car and ran into the crowd of people throwing money at the people. They eventually escaped.
The abandoned Vento car was recovered. On searching the vehicle, two cut-to-size double-barrelled guns, 31 live cartridges, 10 expended cartridges, four different pairs of car number plates, one Nokia 201 handset and one Lexus car key were recovered.
Efforts are on to track down the fleeing criminals.”