Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday foiled an attempt by some robbers to snatch a Toyota Camry and a Toyota Corolla from some motorists on the Lekki -Epe Expressway.
It was earnt that the gang , while posing as cops, flagged down the motorists on the expressway .
However , as the drivers stopped, some other members of the four-man gang reportedly emerged from hidding and held the victims hostage .
They were about taking the vehicles away when the RRS operatives , who were on patrol, gave them a chase .
The police said the suspects fled into the bush, abandoning the vehicles and a Toy Gun.
“ The robbers fled into the bush and abandoned the victims and one of their improvised guns . They were chased into a bush, but no arrest was made .
“ The victims disclosed that two of the robbers posed as policemen before another two , who were lurking in the bush, came out , asking them to surrender their keys. They added that they were going to Epe to celebrate the New Year , ” the police said in a statement on Monday .
The Lagos State police spokesperson , SP Chike Oti , reportedly confirmed the incident , adding that the command would intensify patrols along the highways for the safety of residents.
Oti said the state Commissioner of Police , Edgal Imohimi, had ordered that the fleeing robbers be apprehended and brought to justice.
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