A gang of suspected robbers who broke into a car to steal valuables have been hospitalised following a ghastly accident that occurred in their attempt to escape.
Reports have it that the owner of the car who pleaded anonymity, had parked his car at a popular bar off Broadcasting Corporation of Abia (BCA) Road Umuahia, Abia State, for a brief relaxation, leaving his dog in the car, apparently to watch over a wrap, containing undisclosed amount of money.
Unknown to one of the robbers who also disguised as a guest in the busy drinking spot, a surprise awaited him. After breaking the side window of the car and stretched his hand for the wrapped cash, the dog reached out for it and gave him a merciless bite on the hand.
His gang members who watched from a distance immediately raised the alarm, attracting the attention of guests around, including the owner of the vehicle.
Upon sighting the car owner, three of them immediately took to their heels while the remaining three jumped into a Keke NAPEP with registration number Ebonyi AKL-832-UM they came with. In an attempt to speedily escape, they were involved in an accident along the BCA road.
An eye witness revealed that the suspects who had fled on their heels upon getting wind of what had happened returned to the scene, appealing to other road users to help take their accident victim gang members to the hospital.
They were immediately evacuated to the hospital while their Keke which was damaged beyond repair was abandoned.
Men of the Nigeria Police Force from the Central Police Station, were said to have arrived and began tracing ownership of the Keke NAPEP. As at the moment of this report, efforts were being intensified to identify the hospital where the victims are receiving treatment.