Barbershop ‘robbers’ held in Anambra

Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

Two men have been arrested in Azu Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, over an armed robbery at a barbershop.

The victims, mostly young men were said to be waiting for their turn while others were charging their phones when they were robbed.

Two suspects, who have been arrested, were said to have stormed the shop and at gunpoint ordered the victims to hand over all they had.

A resident of the area said the victims were dispossessed of their handsets, jewelries and other valuables.

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Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the suspects have confessed to the crime.

He said firearm and other exhibits suspected to have been snatched from the victims were recovered from the suspects.

He said the “suspects allegedly went to a barbing salon located at No.3 Olisakwe crescent Azu Ogbunike and robbed all the customers inside the salon of their belongings including handsets, jewelries and other valuables at gunpoint.

“Exhibits recovered in their possession include one locally made revolver pistol, two wrist watches, one gold coloured infinix phone, one white coloured lovona phone, one black power bank, one gold plated necklace and one Malaysian bag.”

Mohammed added that the suspects would be charged as soon as investigations were concluded.

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