POLICE GET TOUGH ON ROBBERS
From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi
The police in Kumasi have arrested a 20-year-old car snatcher, Seidu Sani, a resident of Buokrom in Kumasi, following the close monitoring of his activities by a Good Samaritan.
The Regional Police Commander, DCOP Augustine Gyenin, indicated that the suspect had been hiring taxis to the Akate farms area near Duase, and on reaching there, he would order the driver out of the car at gun point and rob him, before bolting away with the car.
The Police Chief said on September 27, 2012, Seidu hired a taxi, with registration number AS 6187 R, driven by one Kofi Alango, to his usual Akate farms destination.
From his body language, the driver suspected that Seidu might be a car snatcher, and so drove straight to the Asawase District Police Station, where a locally manufactured pistol was found on him.
In a related development, the police are also on the lookout for some unknown armed robbers who shot to death one Isaac Antwi, 35, of Nerebehi.
According to the police, Isaac was shot dead by unknown thugs, when they broke into his room and shot him, leaving his wife untouched.
Among some of the items they made away with were two pieces of cloth, a mobile phone and a cash of GH¢200.
According to the police head, Isaac’s body had been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue. He said his outfit was working assiduously to unravel the brains behind the killings, in order to bring these miscreants to justice.
The Police Commander also announced that his outfit had mounted a search for some suspects who received injuries in a shootout at Dichemso.
In a similar vein, the police in Kumasi have launched a search for victims who allegedly sustained gun wounds during an armed robbery attack on them last Saturday at the Plaza Hotel at Dichemso.
According to the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, five victims reported to the Asawase District Police station that they had been attacked by armed robbers, resulting in their sustaining gunshot wounds, as a result of which the police gave them police medical forms to go the hospital for treatment. They were to come back the following day to assist in investigations.
These robbery victims, according to DCOP Gyenin, never came back, and appealed to the public to report any person(s) who come to a hospital with gunshot wounds to the police.
He said the police were also looking for Kofi Sekyere, Benjamin Akwasi, Frimpong Raynold and Kingsley Appiah Antwi in connection with a series of robbery cases at Aboabo, Asawasi, Adukrom, Buokrom and Sepe.
Meanwhile, a driver of a Hyundai tro-tro van with a registration number AS 1892 10, Collins Adu, has reported that some robbers attacked and robbed passengers in his car along the Kumasi-Mampong highway.
According to the driver, on reaching a spot where a couple of cars were already parked, he slowed down.
He said a man approached him and demanded that he part with his money, only for him to realise that all the passengers were also giving their monies to the robbers, and coming out from the car to lie on the ground.
According to the driver, the robbers stopped and robbed six vehicles, but their operation was shortlived, when a tipper truck with security lights compelled them to take to their heels.
A passenger, David Anan Sekyere, who narrated his ordeal, said he was robbed of his techno phone, laptop with a modem, digital camera, and a cash of GH¢200 during the attack.
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