Lagos:Masked Robber Gains Access Into New Generation Bank Through The Ceiling


LAGOS OCTOBER 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A team of security guards has foiled an attempted robbery on a new-generation bank in the Mushin area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, around 10pm.

It was learnt that the robber bypassed the main entrance of the bank and gained entry into the banking hall through the ceiling.

A police source in the area who spoke on condition of anonymity told our correspondent that the yet-to-be-identified suspect was caught wearing a face mask when he perpetrated the act.

The source said, “An unknown person wearing a face mask entered the banking hall through the ceiling around 10pm. The moment he gained entry, he went straight to the cash and teller section of the bank.

“It was one of the security operatives on night duty who heard a noise in the banking hall. He went in, traced the sound and saw someone with a covered face, ransacking the teller section of the bank. The moment the robber saw him, he quickly rushed to the point where he came in from and escaped through the ceiling.”

The police source said his colleagues, after being contacted, went to the bank around 1am, cordoned off the area and began to search for the suspect.

“When policemen got to the bank, they searched the banking hall and the ceiling. They also searched the generator house but the suspect could not be found. The search went on through the morning but no progress was made to locate the suspect.

“In the process of intensifying their search, the footprints of the suspects were seen and it was discovered that he escaped from the roof to the next building,” he added.

Our correspondent gathered that no loss or damage was recorded after taking inventory of the bank’s properties.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

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