Police gun down 2 robbers in Upper Denkyira

Police logoThe Upper Denkyira Divisional Police Command in the Central Region on Thursday gunned down two highway robbers in separate operations.

 

The robbers engaged the armed policemen in a Rambo-style gun fire-exchange at Anhwiahwia and Abura, farming communities in the Upper Denkyira West District.

 

The police retrieved four pump action guns, one locally manufactured pistol, 32 live cartridges, tramadol, four mobile phones, one identification card and a driver’s licence from the robbers.

 

Briefing journalists on Friday, Chief Superintendent Innocent Avevor, the Divisional Police Commander, said the police received information that some suspected armed robbers had blocked the road at Anhwiahwia Community junction.

 

He said when the police arrived at the scene, they met three armed men in masks, wielding guns, and they opened fire on seeing the police.

 

Chief Sup Avevor said the police returned fire, leading to the death of one of the robbers, but two of the robbers managed to escape.

 

He said in a related development, on the same day and at the same vicinity, police had information that some robbers from Nkonya were in brisk preparation for a robbery attack.

 

Chief Supt Avevor said the police beefed up security at Dominase police snap checkpoint along the Nkonya route.

 

He said at about 3:30a.m on Thursday, a taxi cab with registration number AS 1020-10 arrived at the checkpoint, and when the police stopped the driver he sped off.

 

Chief Supt Avevor said the police chased the suspects in the taxi, and when they realised that the police was closing up on them at the Abura township, they (robbers) opened fire and the police responded leading to the death of one robber.

 

He appealed to hospitals and health centres to alert the police of patients who would report there with gunshot wounds. – GNA

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