Crime

Suspected armed robber in handcuff escapes from Police custody

A suspected armed robber in handcuff has escaped from Police custody at Kyebi in the Eastern region.

Starr News has gathered from a reliable source in Kyebi that the suspect Ebenezer Gyimah alias Peace was arrested by a team of Anti Armed Robbery squad and Personnel from CID Headquarters on June 24, 2021, for his alleged involvement in many robberies in both Abuakwa North and South Municipalities.

The suspect was escorted to the Kyebi Zongo for a search while in handcuff but managed to escape.

A day later, the Kyebi Police also arrested another suspected robber identified as
Musa Kamara,26, who was on Police wanted list at his hideout in Kibi Zongo on June 25, 2021.

He also attempted to escape but was shot in the left knee and over-powered by Police.

The victim was rushed to the Kyebi government hospital where he is on admission under police guard.

The two suspects are reported to be part of a notorious robbery gang terrorising residents in Kibi, Akyem Tafo, Osiem, Anyinasin, and its environs.

At least 10 robbery attacks were recorded in the two Municipalities within three months.

The recent attack by the robbers on June 6, 2021, resulted in the death of a woman shot by the gang on Akyem Ettukrom to Bunso stretch of the Koforidua to Bunso Highway.

Two suspects – Haruna Amadu, 25, and Joseph Nyira, 25 were however arrested few hours after the incident.

Two unregistered single-barrel shotguns, one machete, cash the sum of GhC257.00, one itel screen touch mobile phone, three-neck bags containing two voter ID cards belonging to two of the victims, assorted mobile sim cards belonging to victims, and a black student bag containing shirts of the suspects were retrieved.

On May 24, 2021, one person was shot during a similar highway robbery attack on Koforidua to Akyem Kukurantumi road in the Eastern region.

The robbers mounted a roadblock about 4:30 am at Barfuor Nkwanta near the Sorkode Dwaso junction stretch of the road where Police mostly conduct checks on commuting vehicles

About 20 vehicles were allegedly robbed by the armed robbers who made away with a total of about Ghc50,000, according to a victim.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, the robbers attacked a Guest House and a gas filling station at Akyem Kukurantumi about 8:00 pm amidst firing of gunshots, they also broke into a restaurant of the guest house, caused damage to the doors, and took away Ghc137 from the gas filling station office.

No casualties were recorded.

Seven empty BB cartridges, one live BB cartridge, and three wads were retrieved at the scene.

The robbers escaped in a dark saloon car w/o plated number.

The robbery happened barely three weeks after a similar fuel robbery led to the death of a 32-year-old Nuhu Yashawu at Akyem Osiem a nearby community.

One person also sustained gunshot wounds in the robbery incident which occurred on Monday, April 5, 2021, at about 7:20 pm where four men armed with three pump action guns and a knife attacked Goodness Energy Filling station in the community.

The robbers absconded with an unknown amount being the night sales of the fuel station.

The robbers also took away a Motorola phone belonging to the night security man Adamu Zakari,30.

Police retrieved five (5) empty cartridges at the scene.

Source : Starfm

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