An elderly man was on Tuesday robbed of a Range Rover Sport (SUV) vehicle, N300,000 and other valuables by men whom he presumed to be security guards at an Estate in Gudu, Abuja.
Police source said the victim had visited a friend at the said estate at about 9:20pm when he was accosted by two armed men, whom he took for security men attached to the estate.
According to the source, "When they pointed the gun at him with smiling faces, he thought they were estate security guards but to his surprise they told him that they were armed robbers. He heeded to the robbers warning to alight from the vehicle or be shot at and the robbers zoomed off with the car”.
Reports gathered from police source say that the vehicle was a Range Rover Sport car with registration number AH 228 ABC, black in colour.
“Our men swung into action and a stop and search was initiated after the case was reported at the Garki Police station, which led to the recovery of the vehicle at New Karu in Nasarawa State,’’ the source further said.
When contacted, FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Hyelhira Altine Daniel, confirmed the story and advised residents to be vigilant when stopped by anybody, who pretends to be a law enforcement officer or private security guard.