ONE armed robber fell dead, and two others were injured when they dared to engage the police in a gun battle.
The three were among a gang which blocked part of the Tumu-Navrongo highway, and robbed passengers travelling along the highway.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) William Ayensu Asare, the Tumu District Police Commander told newsmen that the gang of robbers went on an expedition, blocked the highway, stopped vehicles plying the road and robbed the passengers of their belongings.
When the police were informed, a team was dispatched to the scene, but the robbers, instead of fleeing, rather engaged the police in a shootout.
In the ensuing fierce gun battle, one of the robbers was killed.
The two others who were injured, jumped into River Sissili which is between the Upper East and West regions.
ASP Asare believes the injured have drowned, saying “we are not certain whether they were able to swim or they drowned.