Police foil attack on motorists, gun down one robber at Obuasi

A police operation foiled an intended robbery attack on passengers and motorists on the feeder road between Nyamebekyere – Kokotenten at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

The operation led to the shooting of a suspected robber.

According to a police statement, “four other suspected robbers who were not within the range of the Police escaped arrest and are being pursued.”

“Police report shows that at about 5:30 am on Thursday, February 24, 2022, intelligence was gathered that some persons were planning to rob passengers on the feeder road between Nyamebekyere – Kokotenten, which is a robbery prone area,” the Police Service added in a statement.

A team was subsequently dispatched to that stretch of the road onboard a private Hyundai Grace when they encountered five men armed with guns.

The armed men on seeing the private Hyundai Grace vehicle fired into the vehicle with the aim of robbing the passengers.

The Police team returned fire and killed one of the suspected robbers, while the rest who were far from the Police team, fled into the bush.

The deceased was later identified as Yaw Obolo, who is about 35 years of age.

A locally manufactured single-barrele gun, eight (BB live cartridges and one iTel mobile phone were retrieved from the scene.

Residents of the nearby community assisted the Police while they combed the area in search of the rest of the robbers, but they were not successful.

The deceased, Yaw Obolo, has been deposited at the Obuasi Government Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The Police Administration has assured of doing all within their power to bring the rest of the suspected robbers to face the law.

The public is also urged to support the Police with credible information to help arrest such miscreants.



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