Police ‘dispatch’ another batch of armed robbers
By Dora Akyaa Asare
Two young men who thought the only way to survive was to rob innocent residents of Accra met their untimely death after been shot and killed by the police, after they engaged the latter in a gun battle.
According to police source, the deceased, Boakye Agyeman, was a notorious armed robber who has been on police wanted list for quite some time now, for allegedly snatching cars in Accra and Kumasi.
He is also an accomplice and second in command (2IC) to Kwabena Takyi, a hardened armed robber who died in a shoot-out with the police in the early part of this year in Kumasi.
Briefing the press in Accra yesterday, the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Timbilla said on October 10, 2012, at about 2:45am, the Accra Regional CID patrol team on a normal snap check duty around Kwame Nkrumah circle, stopped an unlicensed Dodge Calibra saloon car with trade plate number DV 6976-12, with two people on board.
The Vehicle, according to the police, failed to stop and sped off, but the police on duty became suspicious and pursued them. However, in their bid to escape from the law, the occupants opened fire on the police. The police quickly mobilized themselves and also returned fire, “and the two young energetic men went down.”
Meanwhile, one of them has been identified as Boakye Agyeman, but the other victim is yet to be identified. A search on them revealed one foreign pistol, two locally manufactured pistols with seven (7) live catridges, a talisman and a knife. Meanwhile, the bodies of the two have being conveyed to the Police hospital morgue for autopsy.
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