Five armed-robbery suspects ran out of luck after their operation turned sour on Monday.

The suspects engaged in a gun duel with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) during which they were killed.

The spokesperson of the Police Command in Cross River, ASP Irene Ugbo, said the suspected robbers attacked and snatched a bag containing some money from a resident in Calabar.

“What happened today, July 31, 2017 is a great achievement to the command.

“While on patrol, our men were alerted of a robbery incident in Calabar metropolis.

“On receiving this information, our men immediately swung into action and by the grace of God, they were able to gun down five of the suspected robbers in the process of exchanging gunfire.

“You can see the five of them lying down here, they are all dead. We recovered from them, the sum of N261,000, three locally made pistols and some live cartridges.

“This group of dead robbers had been terrorising Cross River, and the police will not relent in its efforts at fighting criminality and all forms of illegality across the state,’’ she said.

According to her, the quick response to the incident is part of the command’s front-line agenda to curb crime in the state.