Three suspected robbers pursued by a Police patrol team on Tuesday, ran into a crowd in Warri and lavishly sprayed bundles of Naira notes with the aim of causing commotion and making their escape easy.
Vanguard reported that the trick deployed by the bandits were a success as the people scrambled for the Naira notes while the robbers escaped.This got the Patrol team angry.
The Spokesperson for the Delta State Police, DSP Celestina Kalu confirmed the incident,saying:
On Tuesday, at 11:45 a.m, operatives of anti-kidnapping patrol team on routine patrol along Ajamugha Road, Warri, accosted a red Vento car with number plates DELTA UGH 519 MZ, with three occupants.
On sighting the patrol team, the suspects zoomed off and the patrol team gave them a chase to Ajamugha Sharp Corner, where the three occupants alighted from the Vento car and ran into the crowd of people throwing money at the people. They eventually escaped.
The abandoned Vento car was recovered. On searching the vehicle, two cut-to-size double-barrelled guns, 31 live cartridges, 10 expended cartridges, four different pairs of car number plates, one Nokia 201 handset and one Lexus car key were recovered.Efforts are on to track down the fleeing criminals.