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An armed robbery suspect has been shot dead by men of the Edo state police command.
The deceased suspect met his waterloo at Technical College road in Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria.
The deceased and his cohorts now at large allegedly stormed a house at Uselu in Benin city where forcefully entered all the apartments.
In one of the apartments, they requested for the key of a Toyota Camry car which they used in parking many household items and zoomed off.
After a successful armed robbery operation where they collected cash, mobile phones and other personal items, the deceased suspect and his alleged gang members shot sporadically into the air to scare the residents.
They then went on an alleged armed robbery spree attacking and robbing any shop insight.
Standard Gazette gathered that the hoodlums later attacked a confectionary shop along Technical College road in Uselu, Benin city Edo state and robbed the owner of the shop and all her customers.
During the armed robbery operation, a distress call was quickly sent to men of the Ugbowo Police Division who responded swiftly.
Upon sighting the police, the hoodlums opened gunfire.
But one of them, however, fell to the superior firepower of the police as he was fatally hit by police bullets.
Other gang members then abandoned the snatched Toyota Camry car and escaped.
Some of the victims commended Edo state police command and the vigilante members for their timely intervention.
When contacted, Edo State Police Public Relations Officer SP Chidi Nwabuzor who confirmed the incident said other members of the gang escaped with gunshot wounds.
SP Nwabuzor advised hospital operators to watch out for those with fresh gunshot wounds in Edo state and report to the nearest police station as they commence treatment.
Items recovered from the suspect include one locally made pistol and the Toyota Camry car with registration number KNH 703 HW.
As at press time, the body of the suspect has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy and further investigation.