- says he regrets his action after being caught by the vigilantes and police
- robber attacked one occupant and currently in a critical condition.
A 37-year-old armed robbery suspect in the early hours of today met his Waterloo in Benin city.
Standard Gazette Crime Correspondent Festus Alenkhe gathered that the alleged armed robber identified as Kelvin Edobor was brought down in a house at Iduwe Street, Off St Saviour road in Benin city.
It was gathered that the suspect and others now at large-scaled the wall and gained access into the compound around 1.30 am.
They then allegedly broke through the window with an axe and finally entered the apartment where they robbed everyone in sight.
During the armed robbery operation, a distress call was sent to the police and the vigilante members in the area who responded swiftly.
Upon sighting the security team, the hoodlums immediately attempted to escape.
However, Edobor was arrested on the spot while others escaped.
Speaking with Standard Gazette, the suspect said, “The house I entered for the armed robbery operation is for my village people from Uromehe in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state. I regret my action”
It was, however, gathered that the suspect attacked one of the occupants of the house who is now in a critical condition in the hospital with an axe.
The hoodlums had easy access into the compound as the generating set was still working.
Items recovered from him include one axe, two Torch lights, mobile phones and cash.
Police said the suspect will be profiled and arraigned in court soon.