OPERATIVES of the Rivers State Police Command on Thursday foiled what may have been a significant financial institution theft within the state and arrested three suspects.
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and policemen from the Rumuolumeni Police Station, who acted on a tip-off, had stormed a brand new era financial institution positioned on Eagle Cement Highway to arrest the suspected robbers.
The suspects have been reportedly arrested whereas they have been utilizing a fuel cylinder to chop open an entrance into the financial institution.
The hoodlums have been mentioned to have initially opened fireplace on the advancing police group, led by a Divisional Police Officer, Felix Nnebue.
It was gathered that a SARS operative was injured throughout a gun duel that ensued between the robbers and the policemen.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, stated the robbers had been arrested at about 2am on Thursday.
Omoni disclosed that the SARS operative that sustained gunshot harm was instantly rushed to a hospital.
He recognized the three suspected financial institution robbers as Samuel Nwara (28), Kaaly Taagaba (28) and Fortunate Ukwuoma (26).
He mentioned, “At the moment (Thursday), at about 2pm, upon a misery name that there was a theft happening at a financial institution on Eagle Cement Highway, Rumuolumeni, a mixed staff of SARS and males of the Rumuolumeni Police Station, led by the DPO, Felix Nnebue, stormed the scene of the theft.”
Explaining that the suspects had been serving to the police within the investigation into the foiled theft with a view to arresting others on the run, Omoni stated one cooking fuel cylinder, one handsaw, one chisel and two Ghana-should-go luggage have been recovered from the robbers.
“The Commissioner of Police, Francis Odesanya, has mentioned the command underneath his watch will relentlessly combat all method of crimes within the state.
“He has promised to make Rivers State safer, particularly throughout the Yuletide, and urged the general public to believe within the police,” Omoni added.
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