Robbers kill 3 policemen, others in Imo bank robbery reports that dare devil robbers yesterday besieged a new generation bank along Wetheral road Owerri and killed three policemen wounding others before carting away an undisclosed amount of money.
One of the bandits was also gunned down in crossfire with security men attached to the bank before others escaped with their loot.
According to eyewitness account, the gunmen numbering over 12 who operated in three SUVs trailed a bank customer who was going to lodge huge amount of money, apparently on a tip off, to the bank where they opened fire on his car, killing him instantly.
The source added that, “one of the vehicles conveying the armed robbers drove into the bank with the victim, while others parked outside. After shooting the victim, they opened the trunk of his car to collect the money when security men engaged them in a shootout.
“Those outside the bank started shooting to scare away passersby, while those inside the bank shot their way out after killing three security men and a bank customer who attempted to run out of the bank premises”.
An official of the bank, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that, “we were in the banking hall when we heard sporadic gunshots and locked down the building to prevent them from gaining entrance to the bank hall but one of our Staff who walked out was shot severally and is in critical condition now”.
When our Correspondent visited the scene of the crime, armed policemen have taken over the premises, while the bodies of the victims, including that of the suspected armed robber have been removed.
Meanwhile when contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem confirmed the incident but denied that it was not a bank robbery as insinuated.
According to him, “it was not a bank robbery but a bank customer was robbed in the front of the bank and the security men attached to the bank engaged the gunmen and shot down one of them, while others fled”.
The Police image maker who was also silent on the death of Policemen attached to the bank, added that the Police is on the trail of the fleeing armed robbers. 


Robbers kill 3 policemen, others in Imo bank robbery Robbers kill 3 policemen, others in Imo bank robbery Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Rating: 5

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