A brave female Point of Sale (POS) operator disarmed two suspected armed robbers who attempted to steal her money in Uhogwa, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo state, IgbereTV reports.
It was gathered that the suspects, Andrew Adubu and Destiny Olu, pretending to be customers, came to the POS shop, located at the entrance of the IDP Camp on Monday, December 28 and requested to withdraw the sum of N200, 000 from their account.
When the female operator inserted their ATM card into the POS terminal, the hoodlums brought out a locally-made pistol and ordered her to give them the cash and her mobile phones.
However, the woman struck the hand of the one pointing the gun at her and the weapon fell off his hand. She then raised an alarm which attracted security agents stationed inside the IDP camp, who in turn, responded swiftly and arrested the suspects.
Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed that they were trying to raise money to take care for their family needs during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
One locally-made pistol, three cartridges and an unregistered motorcycle were recovered from the suspects.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, called for effective collaboration from members of the public.
Nwabuzor added that policemen have been placed in strategic positions accross the state to deal with criminal elements.