Two residents of Takoradi, Ernest Thompson and John Henry Arko have been arrested by the police for allegedly buying stolen items from Samuel Kojo Sekyi, who allegedly broke into rooms and stole laptops, mobile phones, monies and other valuables in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.
Sekyi, the suspected thief, confessed that he sold some items to Thompson, 23, and Arko, 30, and led the police to their houses where five laptops and a 42-inch LCD television set were retrieved.
The two suspects, who admitted buying the items from Sekyi, have also been remanded into police custody pending further investigations.
It would be recalled that DAILY GUIDE reported in its Friday, April 19, 2013 edition that Samuel Kojo Sekyi alias Asare had allegedly stolen laptops computers, mobile phones, monies and other valuables in the Sekondi-Takoradi.
After allegedly stealing some items and an amount of €4,000.00 from the room of one Juliana Aacht, who resides at Windy Ridge in Takoradi, Sekyi went to a Forex Bureau in Takoradi to exchange the money.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE yesterday, DSP Fuseini Musah Awinaba, Takoradi District Police Crime Officer, said about a month ago one Samuel Derby reported to the police that somebody had stolen his advent laptop, a 40-inch Sony television, one external hard drive, an external floppy disc and GH¢100.00.
He added that some few weeks ago, one Mrs. Juliana Aacht, a resident of Windy Ridge lodged a complaint with the police.
The District Police Crime Officer said he directed his outfit to send information to all Forex Bureaux in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis to be on the look out for suspicious persons.
He said on Wednesday, April 17 at about 1500 hours, a Forex Bureau (name withheld) in Takoradi informed the police that a young man had brought €450.00 to the Bureau.
The police arrived at the place and Sekyi, who claimed he was an electrician and computer repairer, was arrested with €2,700.00.
The suspected thief confessed to the police during interrogation that the previous €450.00 he exchanged for cedis had been deposited into his Stanbic bank account in Takoradi.
When a search was conducted in Sekyi’s room at Effiakuma, a suburb of Takoradi, the police found five black empty laptops, four mobile phones, a plier, one HP laptop computer.
Samuel Derby, the first complainant, later identified one of the bags.
Mrs. Juliana Aacht also identified one of the mobile phones found in Sekyi’s room.
The police have indicated plans to put Sekyi before the law court.
DSP Awinaba appealed to people in Sekondi-Takoradi to visit the Takoradi Police Station to identify the suspect and items.
FROM Sam Mark Essien, Takoradi