4 arrested over robberies

•    The suspects, together with the receivers and the items retrieved from them.

• The suspects, together with the receivers and the items retrieved from them.

The police have arrested four suspected criminals for allegedly breaking into homes and robbing people of electronic appliances.

The suspects are Prince Opoku, alias Kofi Agyenkwa, 24 and Baba Seidu, 22, both musicians. The rest are Godwin Ameka, 32, alias Kobie, a driver and one Amanor, 23, a trader.

Items retrieved from them are six flat screen Television sets, 35 Laptop computers, an IPad and four mobile phones.

Three others were also arrested for dishonestly receiving the items.

They are all being detained by the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Christian Tetteh Yohonu, at a press conference in Accra yesterday, said the suspects had been terrorising residents of Baatsona, Spintex Road, Teshie, Nungua, Coastal Estate, Adenta Comandos, Ashalle Botchwey, Ashaiman and Tema.

He said the modus operandi of the culprits was to break into homes usually on Sundays between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. when the victims had gone to church.

He said on August 9, 2015, at about 10:15 a.m., the complainants who left home for a wedding at Tema, returned to realise their house was broken into.

DCOP Yohuno said on the same day at 1 p.m., the Kaneshie Police Patrol Team arrested two suspects who had gone to sell their shares of the booty to Kweku Amoak Ibrahim.

He said the suspects confessed to the crime during interrogation and led the police to where the items were stolen from.

He said the suspects often scaled the wall or forcibly opened the main entrance of homes, after which the stolen items were loaded into a waiting taxi which took the booty to hide it.

He asked residents to ensure maximum security of their homes before going out and suggested that they installed security tracking devices to prompt the police in case of any eventuality.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

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