A courageous female Point of Sale (POS) operator disarmed two suspected armed robbers who tried to steal her cash in Uhogwa, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo state.
It was gathered that the suspects, Andrew Adubu and Destiny Olu, pretending to be clients, came to the POS shop, situated at the entrance of the IDP Camp on Monday, December 28, and requested to withdraw the sum of N200, 000 from their account.
When the female operator inserted their ATM card into the POS terminal, the hoodlums brought out a locally-made pistol and ordered her to provide them the money and her cell phones.
Nevertheless, the lady struck the hand of the one pointing the gun at her and the weapon fell off his hand. She then raised an alarm that attracted security agents stationed inside the IDP camp, who in turn, responded swiftly and arrested the suspects.
Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed that they have been trying to raise cash to take care of their family needs during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
One locally-made pistol, three cartridges, and an unregistered motorbike have been recovered from the suspects.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, called for effective collaboration from members of the general public.
Nwabuzor added that policemen have been positioned in strategic positions across the state to take care of criminal elements.
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