From Inusa Musah, Tema .
Two quick robberies that happened in some communities in Tema, in seven days, have revived the Tema Regional Police Command to intensify its air and land patrols of the area.
On Sunday October 28, three young guys on two motorbikes, in broad daylight, robbed Top Up Pharmacy at Community Four, and absconded with an unspecified amount of money and other items. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footages captured how the incident happened.
The next day, Monday, October 29, 2018, a Pontiac Vibe vehicle with registration number GN 3731 was used in robbery incident at the Kaysen Gas Filling Station, Community Two. In fact, the registration number of the vehicle was incomplete, and the police observed that it is the plan ‘B’ the criminals have adopted to escape.
The two robberies, which took the police unawares, has prompted the Tema Command to up its vehicular and foot patrols in the metropolis to clamp down on the syndicate.
The Command is, similarly, gathering credible information that would lead to the arrest of the criminals, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Benefo Darkwah, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, said in a press release.
He said: “The Regional Commander, DCOP Mr Akrofi-Oyirifi Edward Johnson, has directed all district commanders to intensify both day and night patrols in their districts. He also charged all Senior Officers to effectively monitor and supervise all patrol teams and check points within the metropolis.
“Additionally, the Regional Operations have deployed day motorbike patrols at vantage positions to curb robberies in the communities.”
He advised the general public to report all suspicious characters in their communities to the police for further action, adding that the Command, in collaboration with the other security agencies, was putting in place measures to make sure people in the Tema Metropolis go about their businesses in a peaceful environment.