Police shot down criminals attempting to rob an automotive business

The police shot down two armed robbers who assaulted a Renault/Hyundai Car Company cashier located at Atico Junction along the Kaneshie-Odorkor Highway in Accra and robbed her of the company’s regular sales.

The robbers engaged the police in a shootout, according to the Public Affairs Chief of the Accra Regional Police Headquarters, ASP Efia Tenge.

She said in a copied voice note to ClassFMonline.com that on Wednesday, 10 February 2020, at around 4:16 pm, the command had a tipoff about the ambush and dispatched a team of policemen to the intended heist spot.

When the cashier came out with the regular sales of the company’s Renault segment to deposit at the Hyundai department at around 5:30 pm, the police said the robbers snatched her handbag containing the company’s daily sales at gunpoint.

Then the police unit, which was near the scene, moved in to foil the robbery.

She said, however, that the thieves, sensing risk, engaged the police in a shooting and, in the process, two of them suffered gunshot wounds and were rushed for treatment to the police hospital, but on arrival, the doctor on duty pronounced them dead.

One automatic weapon with five rounds of 9 mm ammunition and the victim’s bag containing a cash amount of GHS3,650 were recovered in a search for them.

Bright Nyarko, a 24-year-old former employee of the firm, was later named as one of the deceased robbers.

His accomplice has not been named yet.

Both bodies have been deposited for preservation, identification and autopsy in the morgue of the police hospital.

Source: Class FM

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