Saturday, February 4, 2012
Armed Bandits Raid Bureau De Change
Armed robbers, Wednessday night, carted away US$600,000 (N95, 969, 998.17 million) from a Bureau De Change operator inside Murtala Muhamed International Airport Lagos.
A source at the airport told Vanguard that the robbers stormed the car park which is usually in darkness and shot sporadically into the air, wounding a woman, before dispossessing their victim of the said amount at about 8.30pm.
The incident, according to the operator who simply identified himself as Salisu took place without any intervention from the security agencies stationed at various locations at the airport.
Salisu said the robbers who arrived with sophisticated weapons traced a Dubai bound passenger that came to change his money into American dollars, adding that the operator ran into the robbers and was disposess of the foreign currency.