Armed Robber Shot Dead; Police Hunt For Accomplice

Armed Robber Shot Dead; Police Hunt For Accomplice



The Police following intelligence that an armed robbery gang was planning an attack on the cluster of banks in the Suame Magazine and Maakro enclave in Kumasi on Friday, October 21, 2022, launched a special anti-robbery operation in which one of the armed robbers was shot. The armed robber and his accomplice who were also on


motorbikes attacked a customer who had stepped out of the Fidelity bank, the Maakro branch, carrying a brown envelope. The robbers attacked the bank customer and snatched the envelope amidst the firing of guns. The rear windscreen and the left door glass of a Daewoo Matiz saloon car which was parked on the bank premises was



hit during the shooting. The Police, who had mounted surveillance in the area, responded to the situation by firing at the armed robbers and succeeded in hitting the pillion rider who fell off the motorbike. However, the rider who also sustained gunshot wounds, then managed to escape. One of the police officers was shot by the armed



robbers during the exchange of fire and then sustained a gunshot wound to his right hip. Both the injured officer and the suspect were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for medical attention. The suspect was, however, pronounced dead on arrival. The body of the deceased suspect has been deposited at the morgue



for preservation, identification and autopsy. According to the Police, efforts are underway to get his accomplice arrested to face justice. We wish to appeal to the public and especially those who run health facilities within the Kumasi Metropolis and its environs to report any person seeking any medical attention with a gunshot wound, for



prompt Police action, a statement from the Police said. The Police Service further commended all the officers who took part in operation and also wished the injured officer a speedy recovery.