A 27-year -old robber, presently in police custody, has narrated how he had, in the past, robbed people, especially women, with toy guns in Maroko area of Lagos State.
The suspect, Sunday (surname withheld), was over the weekend arrested by policemen, led by the divisional police officer in charge of Maroko, during a failed robbery attack.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, while confirming the arrest of the suspect to Lagos Metro, said that the suspect had been transferred to the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the State Police Command for onward investigations.
It was gathered that Sunday was attempting to rob a lady at Itedo Bus Stop, Lekki Phase 1, when the policemen swooped on him and arrested him.
A police source said that the suspect had claimed that he usually target female victims, especially those with hand bags.
“What he told us at the station was that he usually robs ladies and women because he was carrying a toy gun and that he could not confront men as someone might try to confront him,” the police source said.
The state police spokesperson, while confirming the arrest said “upon his arrest, two toy guns and a knife were found on him. He confessed that he had been using the toy pistols to dispossess innocent citizens around Lekki axis of their belongings and that his victims were always scared, believing that the pistols were real.”