Residents foil robbery attack on shop
VIGILANT residents at the weekend foiled an attempt by a three-man robbery gang to make away with N400, 000 left overnight in a locked up tyre shop on Ibadan Road, Sabon Gari Kano.
It was gathered that the gang stormed the shop at about 12.30 am last Friday and made straight for the shop where the money was kept overnight for deposit the following day.
Despite the drizzling rainfall accompanied by mild intermittent thunder storms, it was learnt that the robbers remained undeterred.
Eyewitnesses said one of the robbers, in his early 20s, armed with a sledge hammer, began to hit the door of the locked up shop, forcing it open in no time.
The noise of the hammer woke residents who proceeded to see what was happening at the shop.
They reportedly shouted until the robbers strolled away into the darkness.
Residents said no security operatives appeared throughout the 30 minutes the operation lasted.
All efforts to contact the Police Public Relations Officer in the Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majiya, for his reaction failed.
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