Armed Robber Shoots Gang Member While Escaping After Operation
A member of an armed robbery gang met his waterloo as he was mobbed to death after dispossessing customers of a popular supermarket of their valuables.
The dead member of the robbery gang, identified as the driver of the getaway Keke was accidentally shot in the back by one of his colleagues, who was aiming at the mob.
At about 9pm on Monday, the four-man robbery gang arrived at a supermarket located along the Imgbi road in Amarata suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
They raided the few customers present by collecting mobile phones and cash realised from sales for the day.
However, things went sour for the robbers, when some youth seated across the supermarket noticed their attempt to escape.
They pelted the robbers with bottles despite gunshots fired to scare people away. It was also gathered that despite the gunshots fired by the fleeing robbers, the angry mob chased after them and caused the fleeing tricycle to collide with a stationary vehicle.
An eyewitness who identified himself as Chinedu said: "In the process of colliding with the car, the tricycle somersaulted and we heard another gunshot.
"Later, we discovered that one of the robbers loaded guns went off and hit the tricycle driver on the back.
"Three of the robbers escaped, while the tricycle driver attempted to escape with gunshot wound but was chased to the back of First Bank in the area and was mobbed", he said.
Evangelist Parkinson Ekide, Chairman of the Bayelsa State Vigilante service, and the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.
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