The Anambra State Police Command has arrested two robbery suspects identified as Chigozie Simon and Onyeka Simon aged 21 and 22 years respectively.
It was gathered that the suspects are siblings who were arrested on the 22nd September 2020 by police operatives attached to B’Division Awka.
The suspects who are natives of Aguata but resides at Kenfrank Lodge UNIZIK Tempsite Awka.
In a statement released by the Police Public Relation Officer of the Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed said, “the Suspects who are brothers from same parents as well as undergraduates at Paul University and UNN allegedly entered a jewellery shop forcefully at Tempsite Awka, tied the sales girl and cover her mouth with cello tape. They also threatened to stab the sales girl on her neck if she screams and thereafter carted away 33 wristwatches,14 necklaces valued over three hundred thousand nairas (#300,000) and a cash sum of thirty-seven thousand Naira(#37,000).
Consequently, as the suspects were escaping, the salesgirl loosened the tape and raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspects after a hot chase.
Meanwhile, exhibits recovered in their possessions includes 33 wristwatches,14 necklaces, a cash sum of #37,000 Naira and a wrap of dried leave suspected to be Cannabis Sativa following a search at their residence.
Suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing after which they would be brought to book. The Command urges the public who were victims of similar robbery incidents to report at B’ Division Awka in order to enable the Police to conduct a discreet investigation into the matter please.”