ASSIN ADUBIASE: Fuel Station Attendant Shot By Armed Robber, Bolts Away With Sales
25-year-old Nicholas Anderson, a fuel station attendant at Star Oil Filling Station at Assin Adubiase in the Assin South District of the Central Region is in critical condition after sustaining gunshot wounds in the arm in an armed robbery attack.
The victim who was bleeding profusely was rushed to St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu but was later referred to Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
Narrating the incident to the media, Christo-Love, who is also an attendant and present during the robbery attack said the incident occurred around 8:25 pm.
According to her, the suspect sneaked through the back door while wearing a black shirt and covering his face with a mask, and wielding a short gun.
He pointed the gun at her and violently march her to his colleague (victim) in another room to surrender their monies.
The suspect in the process shot the victim during a struggle when he (victim) attempted to disarm him (suspect). The suspect eventually made away with an unspecified amount of money.
A team of Police Officers at Assin Fosu led by the Crime Officer, DSP Daniel Kwabena Darkoh after hearing the incident swiftly visited the crime scene and also visited the victim at the hospital to commence an investigation into the matter. No arrests have been made so far.
However, DSP Darkoh called on the people to remain calm and also assured them of their readiness to bring the perpetrators to book.
Meanwhile, the residents who were terrified by the incident blamed it on the constant darkness in the area.
They also appealed to the police to beef up security in the area since burglary theft and store breaking are on the rise.
Source: Daasebre Kofi Banafo/Filasconews.com