Four armed robbery gang arrived the bank with an ash colour Toyota Camry. Eyewitnesses were skeptical about the success of the gang in carting away money as action of policemen attached to the bank who swiftly responded by gunning down one of the gang foiled the successful operation by the robbers.
The Spokesperson of the Imo State Police Command, Mr Andrew Enwerem, who confirmed the incident, said that the arrival of security operatives at about 1510hrs, on getting a distress call that the bank was under attack.
"On Arrival, the operatives engaged the four armed robbers that arrived the bank with an ash colour Toyota Camry in a shoot out. At the end of the shoot out, three Police men sustained various degrees of gun shot injuries". the PPRO said.
"One of the armed robbers was short dead and one AK47 Rifle with 100 rds of Ammunition that was earlier snatched from a policeman on 24/11/2016 was recovered from the dead Armed robber with three magazines." he added.