The police in Accra are holding three persons over their alleged involvement in two separate robberies in some parts of the city.
They are Yaw Appiah, trader; Daniel Armah and Bernard Owusu, both dancers.
Yaw and his accomplices-Muhammed, Anyen Bee and Burger now at large-are reported to have on January 6, this year robbed one Peter Zhan, a Chinese national of his HP laptop, three iPhones, one tablet, four wrist watches, jewelries, bags, clothes, shoes and perfumes all valued at GH¢46,272, $2500, ¥5,000 and GH¢30,000 cash.
In the case of Armah and Owusu, it is the case of the prosecution that they on January 6, 2016 at La in Accra conspired and robbed one Gloria Adjei of her Infinix Hot Note phone worth GH¢800, a lady’s bag containing an Apple ipad valued at GH¢2,500 and a purse with cash of GH¢400.
Appearing in a court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh, the accused persons variously denied the offence and were remanded into police custody until January 27.
Prosecuting, DSP Patience Mario said on the said day, Peter was conversing with his wife at about 6:30pm when he was attacked by Yaw and four other armed men wearing masks and holding locally manufactured pistol.
She said Peter reported the case to the Adenta police and a tracking device of the phone led to the arrest of the accused at his hideout in his kiosk at Madina with the phone beside him.
The police officer said during a search a mask, and an enema bottle containing a liquid substance suspected to be acid and various currencies were found.
DSP Mario said Yaw told the police that the monies were his part of the booty from the robbery.
On the part of Armah and Owusu, the two paddies attacked Gloria at about 9pm with a cutlass when she and her friend were returning from the La Pleasure Beach.
The prosecutor said the accused persons as a result succeeded in robbing the complainant of the afore-stated items but they were chased and arrested by Gloria and other witnesses in the case.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson