BREAKING: Police foil robbery attack, recover stolen items in Abuja

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Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command attached to the Lugbe Divisional Police Headquarters have foiled an armed robbery attempt in the wee hours of Friday in Abuja.

The police, in a statement, said it recovered stolen items and left the criminals with various degrees of gun wounds at Kapuwa, Lugbe area of Abuja.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, made this known in the statement.

She said, “The above followed the receipt of a distress call at bout 0200 hours of today, at Lugbe Divisional Police Headquarters that a 15-man Armed Robbery gang was operating at a compound in kapuwa.

“Tactical and intelligence assets on duty drifted swiftly to the scene giving a hot chase to the criminals who had at that moment successfully gained access and removed personal effects from the said house and were on the run.

“Upon sighting the gallant & aggressive advancement of the Team, the criminals engaged them in a gun duel but couldn’t match up with the superior firepower of the Team. They retreated with various degrees of injuries while the Police recovered every single effect initially removed

“While an aggressive manhunt continues simultaneously with the investigation, the procedure to release stolen items to the owners has commenced as normalcy has since been restored to the situation.

“The stolen and recovered items are; A Honda Accord with REG NO. BWR778BK, Peugeot 307 with REG NO. MKA496BC, Five (5) Five flat-screen Television, Eight(8) pairs of shoes, different types and sizes of clothes including a uniform, one Mini Laptop, four (4) ATM Cards, one (1) iPad- one (1) Play station with two (2) gaming pads and one Apple wrist watch.

“The Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday psc while reassuring residents of a revamped security architecture and an unflinching commitment to bringing crime and criminality to the barest minimum in the FCT, enjoined the good people of the Territory not to relent in partnering with the Police, especially in information rendition which is fuel to our onward crusade against crime and criminality.

“The Command, therefore, urges the good people of the FCT to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”

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