Cape Coast, Sept. 30, GNA – The Upper Denkyira
Divisional Police Command in the Central Region on Thursday gunned down two
highway robbers in separate operations.
The robbers engaged the armed policemen in a
Rambo-style gun fire-exchange at Anhwiahwia and Abura, farming communities in
the Upper Denkyira West District.
In all, the police retrieved four pump action
guns, one locally manufactured pistol, 32 live cartridges, one pack of
tramadol, four mobile phones, one identification card and a driver’s licence.
Briefing the media on Friday, Chief
Superintendent Innocent Avevor, the Divisional Police Commander, said the
police had information that some suspected armed men had blocked the road at
Anhwiahwia Community junction.
The police quickly went to the scene and met
three armed men in masks, wielding guns and they opened fire on seeing the
police who returned fire, leading to the death of one of robbers.
Two of the robbers managed to escape.
Similarly, on the same day and in the same
vicinity, police again had information that some robbers from Nkonya were in
brisk preparation for a robbery attack.
Based on that information, the police beefed
up security at Dominase police snap check point along the Nkonya route.
At about 0330 hours Thursday, a taxi cab with
registration number AS 1020-10 arrived at the check point and when the police
tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped-off.
The police gave it a hot chase and realising
that the police was closing up on the taxi at the Abura township, the robbers
opened fire of which the police retaliated leading to the death of one robber.
The Divisional Commander had, therefore,
appealed to hospitals and health centres to alert the police if patients with
gunshot wounds at their facilities.