The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh has disclosed the worrying rate of robbery in two municipalities in the Eastern Region.
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who was not happy about the robbery cases gave details on each of the cases and assured the public of their readiness to promptly deal with them.
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 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 the 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.
They also took away a single-barreled gun which was placed against a wall by the night security man who took to his heels during the robbery operation.
Fortunately, 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.
The robbery attack 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 that 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 unquantified 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.
Three Gold Dealers in Kibi and Asikam were also robbed amidst the firing of gunshots by the suspects