A female operator of Point of Sales Shop ( POS) Monday disarmed two suspected armed robbers in Uhogwa, Ovia North-East local Government Area of Edo State.
Uhogwa is a community where Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp is located at the Upper Siluko road, end of Benin City.
It was gathered that the armed robbers who were armed with a locally made pistol stormed the POS shop where they first pretended to be genuine customers.
They reportedly brought out an Automated Machine card (ATM) and requested for the sum of two hundred thousand naira cash from the POS operator.
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While the woman was trying to insert the cash card into the POS terminal, they immediately brandished a gun and ordered her to give them the whole cash and her mobile phones.
The woman was, however, brave enough to strike the hand of the man holding the gun which fell off from his hand.
The woman reportedly thereafter raised an alarm which attracted security agents in the area who responded swiftly.
The two suspects identified as Andrew Adubu and Destiny Olu who rode on a motorcycle to the area were arrested on the spot.
The armed robbers said they were trying to raise money to take care of their family needs during the ongoing Christmas and New Year celebration.
Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said policemen have been placed in strategic positions across the state to deal with criminal elements.
SP Nwabuzor warned criminals to relocate from Edo state or be faced with strong police onslaught.
Items recovered from the suspects include one locally made pistol and an unregistered motorcycle.