Two brothers from the same parents have been arrested for allegedly carting away jewelries valued over #300,000 and cash sum of #37,000 from a jewellery shop in UNIZIK Tempsite, Awka, Anambra State.
The suspect, Chigozie Simon, 21 and Onywka Simon, 22, both undergraduates, reportedly entered the jewellery shop forcefully, tied the sales girl and covered her mouth with cello tape.
The suspects were said to have threatened to stab the victim on her neck if she screamed.
The DAILY VENDOR however learnt that luck ran out on them when they were apprehended following alarm raised by the victim.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed said the suspects have been arrested and have voluntarily confessed to the crime.
He said investigation had commenced.
He said, “On the 22/9/2020 at about 9:am police operatives attached to B’Division Awka arrested two Robbery suspects as follows, Chigozie Simon ‘m’ aged 21years native of Aguata but resides at Kenfrank Lodge UNIZIK Tempsite Awka and Onyeka Simon ‘m’ aged 22years of same address.
“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 scream and thereafter carted away 33 wrist watches,14 necklaces valued over three hundred thousand naira (#300,000) and cash sum of thirty seven thousand Naira(#37,000).
“Consequently, as the suspect were escaping, the sales girl 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 wrist watches,14 necklaces, 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 conduct discreet investigation into the matter.”