The prompt response of the Amasaman District Police has led to the arrest of one out of four suspected thieves who broke into a warehouse at Sapeiman and stole merchandise worth GH¢ 30,000.
The suspect until his arrest was transporting the merchandise to Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region to possibly sell to unsuspecting buyers together with his accomplices when the operation was foiled.
Luck eluded them when their ring leader identified as Collins Akwesi Frimpong was apprehended, but the three others managed to escape arrest.
The items included 100 pieces of vehicle tyres, tricycle parts and other items.
Confirming the story to DAILY GUIDE, DSP Elvis Bawa Sadongo, the Amasaman District Police Commander, said the police received information that the four suspects intended to break into the warehouse belonging to Home Pavillion to steal the wares stored in there.
The intelligence gathered indicated that the suspect on July 4, 2015 went to the Neoplan station to rent a Tata Cargo truck that would transport the goods to Bolgatanga.
‘The suspects, according to our intelligence told the driver to meet them at Amasaman at midnight for the collection of the items from the warehouse,’ he added.
Based on the information, police intercepted the Tata cargo around the Excel Filling Station at Sapeiman, while on its way to Bolgatanga with the loaded items.
On seeing the police, the four suspects took to their heels but the police managed to arrest suspect Collins Frimpong, the ring leader.
He has since admitted to the offence after the owner of the warehouse was invited by the police to assist in investigations.
The total figure of the stolen items, according to the owner was GH¢30,000.
Efforts are being made to apprehend the runaway accomplices of suspect Frimpong.
By Linda Tenyah Ayettey
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