A mobile policeman allegedly lost his life, yesterday morning, when robbers stormed a new generation bank around Rumubekwe/Shell area junction of Port Harcourt, carting away about N30 million from a customer.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen, numbering about four, stormed the bank in a Toyota Corolla car, shooting sporadically to ward off any resistance.
According to eyewitnesses, the robbers apparently trailed a customer who came with the money in a vehicle to the bank.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said the police foiled a bank robbery attempt.
Omoni noted that there was a gun battle between policemen and the gang of criminals and that the policeman died in the incident.
While noting that the gunmen escaped with bullet wounds, Omoni stressed that normalcy was quickly restored in the area.
He pleaded with members of the public to give prompt information to the police or any other security outfit for swift response.