Police gun down two suspected robbers at Santasi Kajasi

The Police say two other alleged armed robbers who are suspected to have sustained gunshots wounds managed to escape

The police in the Ashanti Region have shot and killed two suspected armed robbers after engaging them in a shootout at Santasi Kajasi on Wednesday (30 December).

The suspected armed robbers numbering about four had embarked on a robbery expedition at Santasi Kajasi, Oteng Nkwanta and its environs, where they succeeded in robbing occupants of about five houses of their monies, mobile phones, laptops and other personal effects.

robbery scene

“The Police Information Room and Command Centre received a number of distress calls on the robbery and dispatched Police Patrol Teams within the area to the Scene,” the police said in a statement.

“The robbers on seeing Police opened fire. The Team also returned fire leaving two of the suspected robbers between the ages of 20, and 30 years dead, two others who are suspected to have sustained gunshots wounds managed to escape,” the statement added.

The bodies of the deceased persons have since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital awaiting identification and autopsy, whilst efforts are underway to get those who managed to escape arrested.

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