Tema police record 58 robberies, 3 attempted murders

The Tema Regional Police Command in the first quarter of 2021, has recorded 58 robbery cases and three attempted murder cases.

The robberies, involved car snatching, one street robbery, 51 residential robberies, three workplace robberies, and two highway robberies.

Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu, Acting Public Relations Officer for the Tema Regional Police, told the Ghana News Agency, that one of the attempted murder case was before court and two others under investigation.

She said three cases of abduction of children under 18 years were also under investigation.

Chief Insp Dzakpasu said the Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Regional Police Command recorded 15 cases, involving three defilements cases, two duties to maintain a child, two emotional, verbal, psychological abuse, seven cases of failing to maintain a child and one rape.

The Regional Police Command recorded 22 Indian hemp cases out of which 15 were in court and six under investigation.

Chief Insp Dzakpasu said 10 general fraud, 23 land and mortgage cases, nine fraudulent transactions, six issuances of false cheque, 305 trespassing and eight unlawful damages.

She cautioned people to desist from walking in isolated areas, especially at night, to avoid attacks and robberies from unscrupulous people.

“People should carefully select domestic staff and artisans and be couscious of persons that know their private life, by virtue of their work and association for example domestic staff, close relatives, and religious associates, Chief Insp Dzakpasu said.

She advised the public against keeping huge sums of money and other important documents at home and resort to the use of the banks.

Chief Insp Dzakpasu also encouraged residents to consider forming a neighbourhood watch committee, adding that every suspicious criminal activity must be reported to the police for prompt action to be taken.-GNA

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