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The police in Imo State have arrested one Wilson Nnorom, a suspected member of a three-man gang that had been robbing bank customers after withdrawing cash on bank premises in Owerri, the state capital.

The 33-year-old Nnorom, a native of Ebenator-Ekwe in the Isu Local Government Area of the state, was arrested along MCC Road in Owerri, according to a police source.

Southern City News gathered that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state had launched a manhunt for the two fleeing members of the gang.

One of the victims robbed by the gang, it was learnt, sustained serious injuries on his face after the
robbers pushed him out of a moving car.

The police source said the suspects rode in a Toyota Camry vehicle with registration number, Lagos FST 147 BZ, during the operation, adding that the vehicle was recovered as an exhibit.

The source said, “The gang is made up of three men. What they do for a living is to rob bank customers after withdrawals on a daily basis. One of them will disguise as a customer in the bank, while monitoring customers that are withdrawing huge amounts of money in the banking hall.

“Once the customer is stepping out of the bank, one of the gang members inside the bank will place a call to the ones outside, describing the target to them.

“They will immediately trail the target to any point he stops or where there are not many people. They will rob the person and speed off.”

According to the source, the suspects, after a successful operation, will change their clothes and move to another bank for another operation.

The source said the gang was usually meticulous in its operation, adding that the suspects had earlier operated in Lagos and Borno states before relocating to Imo State.

“This is what they do for a living. They don’t have a legitimate means of livelihood. They have a Toyota Camry, which they use for their criminal operation.

“We have been trailing them and we are happy that we have arrested the ringleader.”



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