Armed Robber
Armed Robber

The Asokwa police in collaboration with the Buffalo Unit in Kumasi last night foiled a robbery attempt which was planned to take place in Accra by some suspected armed robbers.

The police had intelligence that the suspected robbers had planned to rob a business man in Accra as such mounted a road block yesterday at about 11:30pm around Ampabame near Boankra to intercept them.

Addressing the press this afternoon, the Deputy Ashanti regional police commander ACP Simon Afeku disclosed that the robbers who were on board a taxi cab on reaching the police check point were signaled to stop but declined, and run over the barrier in a bid to escape from the police but were however given a hot chase and when they realized the patrol team was closing in on them engaged them in a shoot-out.

Two of the robbers lost their lives in the process whilst one other managed to escape.

Items found on the deceased were a hand bag containing the following items, three (3) locally made pistols, a bunch of keys, two (2) knives,16 live cartridges, 4 empty cartridges, a wallet, 2 hoods, a hat,1 Holy Bible and a voter?s ID card bearing the name Faustina Achiaa.

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