Four suspected armed robbers killed by police; one arrested

An intelligence-led operation by a combined team of the Anti-Robbery Unit and Intelligence and Surveillance unit of the Ghana Police Service on Saturday, January 22 led to the shooting to death of four persons suspected to be armed robbers.

According to a statement from the police, the four were suspected to be part of a robbery syndicate that snatched a Toyota Rav 4 vehicle from a victim under the pretext of selling it on the same day in Accra.

The police team pursued the suspects to a thicket at Gbetsile, near Afienya in Tema, to get them arrested and retrieve the snatched vehicle.

“In the course of the arrest, four of the suspects aggressively attacked a Police Sergeant and they were shot in the process,” the statement on the official Facebook page of the police said.

“The Police succeeded in arresting one of the syndicate members. However, one other escaped.”

The four shot suspects were rushed to the Police Hospital but they reportedly died while responding to treatment.

Their bodies have since been deposited at the Hospital’s morgue for preservation.

Meanwhile, the one arrested is currently in custody, assisting the investigation while the Tema Regional Police Command is currently pursuing the one on the run.

“The Police will continue to fight crime to make the country safe and peaceful,” the law-enforcement agency assured.

Source: 3news

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