BECE Candidate, Another Arrested For Robbery

Suspect Kwesi Gilbert (left) and Yaw Borkor in police custody

Suspect Kwesi Gilbert (left) and Yaw Borkor in police custody

Suspect Kwesi Gilbert (left) and Yaw Borkor in police custody

Two suspected armed robbers, including a final year junior high school (JHS) student have been arrested by the Madina District Police for allegedly robbing a boutique at Madina Ritz Junction.

The suspects- Yaw Borkor, 21 and Gilbert Kwesi, the 19-year-old JHS student-  armed with a short machete, allegedly tied the boutique attendant with a rope on a wall before robbing her of the items.

The suspects are now in the custody of the Madina District Police assisting in investigation.

Briefing DAILY GUIDE, Chief Superintendent Kwesi Annor Arhin, Madina District Police Commander, said the suspects committed the act on June 10, 2015 around 2:00pm.

The boutique attendant was in the shop when the two suspects then carrying a school bag at their back, entered the shop and pretended to be buying some of the clothing.

some of the robbed clothing
The suspects then pulled out a machete from the bag and threatened to butcher the victim if she makes any noise after which they tied her to a wall with a rope.

The two then ransacked the whole boutique, taking away items, including 41 T-shirts, 13 short sleeves, 13 long sleeves, four pairs of slippers, a pair of men’s shoes, 17 shorts, nine boxer shorts, three stockings, 11 singlet, all to the tune of GH¢8,000.

They then packed the items into two ‘Ghana must go’ bags and bolted in a waiting taxi.

On June 11, 2015 however, the victim was at Madina market shopping when she spotted one of the suspects, Yaw Borkor, wearing some of the robbed items and raised an alarm.

Yaw Borkor was immediately apprehended by some of the traders and later handed over to the Madina District Police for investigations.

During interrogation, Yaw Borkor mentioned Gilbert as his accomplice and later led the police to arrest one Michael Ampong, a trader who also received part of the items to sell.

When police conducted a search, some of the stolen items were discovered.

The suspects later confessed to the act and would be sent to court soon.

Meanwhile, suspect Ampong who received part of the items have provisionally been charged for dishonestly receiving stolen items while the two suspects have been charged for robbery.

By Linda Tenyah Ayettey
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