Police gun down 4 suspected robbers at Afienya

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Police from the Tema Region have shot and killed four suspected robbers at Gbetsile, near Afienya in Greater Accra.

It followed a targeted intelligence-led operation on January 22, 2022.

A police statement said, the four suspects now deceased, were part of a robbery syndicate that snatched a Toyota Rav4 mini SUV vehicle from a victim under the pretext of selling it on the same day in Accra.

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“A combined Police team of the Anti-Robbery Unit, Intelligence and Surveillance team from the Police Headquarters in partnership with Police officers from Tema Regional Police Command pursued the suspects to a thicket at Gbetsile to get them arrested and retrieve the snatched vehicle.

“In the course of the arrest, four of the suspects aggressively attacked a Police Sergeant and they were shot in the process,” the release added. The four suspects who were rushed to the Police Hospital in Accra, died shortly.

The bodies have since been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation.

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It noted further that, the police succeeded in arresting one of the syndicate members. However, one other escaped.”

The arrested suspect

It continued “the suspect arrested is currently in custody assisting the investigation. Meanwhile, the Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Tema Regional Police Command is currently pursuing the suspect who is on the run.

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