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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Armed Robbers Kill Police Sergeant In Port Harcourt, Cart Away Cash in Port Harcourt

Armed robbers on Monday shot and killed a police sergeant outside the premises of a branch of the Guarantee Trust Bank at Shell RA bus stop in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The robbers were said to have trailed a customer of the bank, who had gone to withdraw cash.
According to source, the police sergeant was inside the vehicle that was attacked as an escort, another source maintained that the policeman was on the bank premises before he met his untimely death.
It was learnt that the hoodlums immediately retrieved a bag containing “a huge sum of money” from their victim before zooming off in a Toyota Corolla.
The incident caused pandemonium as bank customers and workers ran helter-skelter to avoid being hit by armed robbers’ bullets.
An eyewitness said, “I was standing at the bus stop waiting for a taxi to Bori camp. I heard a gunshot and everybody started running. I ran towards Rumukwurushi.
“After the robbers left, we saw a vehicle on the bank premises. The interior was splattered with blood, but we did not see anybody inside.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident, said the police sergeant was killed by the robbers while he (police sergeant) was trying to stop them from entering the bank.

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