Ashanti Region: Police kill two highway robbers

The two bandits were shot dead when they attacked some traders on the Manso-Nkwanta road in the Ashanti Region

The police in the Ashanti Region have shot dead two robbers who were robbing traders on the Manso-Nkwanta road.

They also retrieved an AK-47 assault rifle and arrested one of the armed robbers.

“Today, the Ashanti Regional Police Patrol team gunned down two armed robbers, arrested one and retrieved an AK 47 assault rifle when the team encountered an armed gang robbing traders on the Manso-Nkwanta road,” the police posted on Facebook.

“We will get these criminally minded people one after the other to make our communities safe.”

Similar incident

The anti-robbery task force of the Ashanti Regional Police Command also shot dead three suspected armed robbers in an intelligence-led operation in Buokrom Estate last week.

The suspects were among an armed gang who engaged the police in a shootout in the town.

However, the police did manage to arrest one of them, an official statement said.

“Police in the Ashanti Region on Thursday, 4 November ,2021. undertook an intelligence-led operation that has resulted in the arrest of one robbery suspect and the death of three other suspects who sustained gunshot wounds during the operation.”

“Following the intelligence received that an attack was being planned on a businessman at Buokrom Estate , the Regional Police anti-Robbery Taskforce personnel mounted a search screening operation of all vehicles entering the estate. During the search , the four suspects who were in a car attempted to fire at the personnel who were undertaking the operation, ” the statement added.

The personnel fired back injuring three of the men who later died from the gunshot wounds at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. One suspect connected to the planned robbery was arrested.

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