Tuesday, January 18, 2022

3 armed robbers gunned down in shoot out with Police in Ashanti Region

Three suspected armed robbers have been gunned down by Police in the Ashanti Region during a shoot-out after the Police undertook an intelligence-led operation in the region. 

One suspect has since been arrested.

In a statement, the police said, based on the intelligence of a planned attack on a businessman at Buokom Estate, the Regional Police Anti-Robbery Taskforce mounted a search and screening operation.

During the search, the four suspects who were in a car attempted to fire at the personnel and the officers also fired back, leading to the gunshot wounds on the three suspects, who later died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. 

Meanwhile, the Police have recovered a pump-action gun, one revolver pistol, one locally manufactured pistol, one dagger, two black hoods, two pairs of scissors and a number of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.

The statement said as the Police seek to combat crime and make it an unattractive venture, the Service will continue to count on the support and help of the public. 

It added that the Police Service as a matter of urgency has introduced urgent additional security measures in the wake of a spike in robbery incidents in parts of the country.

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