Robber Shot Dead As Police Foil Robbery Attack At Obuasi
A Police operation has foiled an intended robbery attack on passengers and motorists on feeder road between the Nyamebekyere Kokotenten. One of the suspected robbers was shot dead in the robbery prone area at the Obuasi. The deceased has also been identified as Yaw Obolo, about 35 years of age. Four other suspected
robbers who were not within the range of the Police escaped arrest and are being pursued. Police report shows that at about 5;30 am on Thursday February 24, 2022, intelligence was gathered that some persons were planning to rob passengers on the feeder road between Nyamebekyere Kokotenten, a robbery prone
area. On receipt of the information, a Police team was dispatched to patrol that stretch of the road on-board a private Hyundai Grace when they encountered five men armed with guns. On seeing the private Hyundai Grace vehicle, the armed men fired into the car, intending to rob the passengers. The Police team returned fire and
killed one of the suspected robbers while the rest, who were far from the Police team then fled into the bush. A locally manufactured single-barreled gun, eight BB live cartridges, and one Itel mobile phone was retrieved from the scene. Residents of the nearby community assisted the Police while they combed the area in the
search of the rest of the robbers but they were also not successful. The deceased, Yaw Obolo has also been deposited at the Obuasi Government Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy. The Police Administration has assured the people of doing all within their power to bring the rest of the suspected robbers to face the law. Ghanaians have also been urged to support the Police with credible information to help arrest such miscreants.