Two robbers shot de@d; one arrested

The Ashanti Regional Police Anti-Robbery Squad has shot dead two suspected armed robbers and arrested one.

The Anti-Robbery Squad during an intelligence-led operation on March 2, 2022, engaged a group of five robbers who had blocked the road from Abodom – Koniyaw, near Bekwai with wooden logs to rob some market women.

According to a statement released by the service “preliminary investigations establish that this gang of robbers on Monday, February 21, 2022, had blocked the road at Anwiankwanta and robbed passengers on board a Takoradi- Kumasi bound VIP bus. After subjecting the passengers to the harrowing experience, the robbers were reported to have then called on their victims to remember them in their prayers”.

“Exhibits retrieved from the scene of Monday’s events include a Mazda mini bus with registration number AK 179-19, face masks, cutlasses, three pump action guns all loaded with AAA live ammunitions and 30 spare AAA ammunitions”, the statement added.

Two robbers shot de@d; one arrested