A/R: Suspected armed robber shot dead by Police, accomplice on the run

A/R: Suspected armed robber shot dead by Police, accomplice on the run

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command, through a specialised intelligence operation, on Friday, October 21, 2022, shot and killed one suspected armed robber at Suame Magazine and Maakro enclave in Kumasi.

According to sources, the armed robber and his accomplice who were on motorbikes attacked a customer who had stepped out of the Fidelity bank, Maakro branch, carrying a brown envelope.

The robbers are alleged to have attacked the bank customer and snatched the envelope amidst the firing of guns.

Again, 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, managed to escape.

In a press release sighted by JoyNews, the police said one of its officers was shot by the armed robbers during the exchange of fire and 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 since been deposited at the morgue for preservation, identification and autopsy.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to get his accomplice arrested to face justice.

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