Brave shop owner in Bayelsa locks up two gun-wielding robbers

Two teenagers in Bayelsa state have been arrested by the police for attempting to rob a boutique at gun-point in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Bayelsa, Asinim Butswat, told PREMIUM TIMES that the two teenage robbers, Thurlbert Femi, 19, and Festus Fefegha, 18, on Wednesday, around 7:20 pm, walked into a boutique at Okaka Street, Yenagoa, and pointed a locally made pistol at the shop owner, one Sunday Anyigor and his wife.

Mr. Butswat said the robbers then went ahead to select assorted wears and other valuable items in the shop, while still pointing a gun at the shop owner.

The PPRO said the shop owner outsmarted the robbers, and bravely locked them inside the shop before he alerted his neighbours and the police.

He didn’t give detail of the encounter between the shop owners and the teenage robbers.

He said the two robbers were promptly arrested and the exhibits recovered, and that the police was investigating the incident.


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