Two robbers shot dead in Ashanti Region

The Police in the Ashanti region have said that two suspected armed robbers have been killed in a gun battle with a police patrol team on the Obuasi – Mile 9 road in the Region. Police spokesperson ASP Godwin Ahianyo said this at a press conference on Thursday March 11. “The Obuasi divisional police patrol on Wednesday 10 March 2021, at about 5:10 pm had a tip-off that some armed robbers had been spotted along the Obuasi Mile 9 road on suspicion of carrying out a robbery attack. “The patrol team proceeded to the area and upon reaching the outskirts of Akofrokrom near Mile 9, three young men armed with guns emerged from the bush and started firing towards the patrol team. The police in self-defense returned fire and in the process two of the armed robbers lost their lives through gunshots. The third person, however, managed to escape,” ASP Ahianyo said. He added: “On-the-spot search at the scene revealed one AK47 assault rifle with serial number KO237016 with five empty shells also found at the scene. One locally manufactured single-barreled gun and one spare BB cartridge also retrieved.” By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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