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Konongo: Police foil robbery attack on gold shop

The incident took place on Wednesday evening at the Adom Gold Buying Shop in the Ashanti Region. The robbers fled when the police arrived at the scene

The police on Wednesday (3 August 2022) foiled a robbery attack on a gold buying shop in Konongo in the Ashanti Region, an official statement says.

According to a Facebook post by the Ghana Police, the service received a distress call that there was an ongoing robbery attack on the Adom gold buying shop around 7.30pm on Wednesday. Police officers moved quickly to the scene.

“While the robbers were fleeing the scene upon seeing the police, they started shooting indiscriminately, injuring an officer in the process. Police returned fire but the robbers managed to escape,” the statement posted on Facebook said.

“The officer is currently on admission at the hospital and in stable condition. The Inspector General of Police has spoken to him and the commanders on the ground.

“There is currently an ongoing anti-robbery operation in the area to get the suspects arrested to face justice. We therefore urge members of the community to remain calm and be on the lookout for any suspicious persons among them and inform the police accordingly,” it said.

“We also urge hospitals and other health facilities in the area to report to the police any persons who report to them for treatment of gunshot wounds or any other wounds.”

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