By Williams Anuku, Abuja
Luck ran out of two robbery suspects in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Wednesday as a female operator of Point of Sales Shop ( POS) disarmed two of them.
The botched robbery incident happened in Uhogwa in Ovia North-East local government area of the state, close to an Internally Displaced Persons camp (IDPs).
Eyewitness accounts have it that the two suspected armed robbers by names Andrew Odubu and Destiny Olu, who were armed with a locally made pistol stormed the POS shop where they first pretended to be genuine customers.
They brought out an Automated Machine (ATM) card and requested for the sum of N200,000 cash from the POS operator.
While the woman was trying to insert the card into the POS terminal, they immediately brandished a gun and ordered her to give them the whole cash and her mobile phones.
The woman was, however, brave enough to strike the hand of the man holding the gun, making him drop the gun.
The woman then raised alarm which attracted security agents in the area, who responded swiftly.
The two suspects who rode on a motorcycle to the area were then arrested on the spot.
Upon interrogation, they said they were trying to raise money to take care of their family needs during the ongoing Christmas and New Year Celebration.
Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said, policemen have been placed in strategic positions across Edo state to deal with criminal elements.
SP Nwabuzor warned criminals to relocate from Edo state or be faced with strong police onslaught.
He called for effective collaboration from members of the public towards crime-fighting that would lead to a reduction of criminal activities in Edo state.
Items recovered from the suspects include one locally made pistol and an unregistered motorcycle