Police in the Tema Metropolis on Monday, 22 January, 2018, gunned down two suspected armed robbers in a gunfire exchange, as they tried to rob an unsuspecting businessman.
One of the robbers was shot near the community 11 Shell fuel station while the other was pursued and shot at the Kpone landfill site, as he fled.
Tema regional police Public Relations Officer, ASP Benefo Darkwa, confirming the incident to Class News’ Mercy Obeng Akrofi, noted that the two robbers were notorious and on their wanted list.
He said: “On 22 January at about 9:50PM, police had a distress call from a victim who was being robbed by two armed men on a motorbike. When the police patrol team arrived at the scene, the robber who had a locally-made pistol fired at police. The police returned fire and the robber was hit while the other ran for cover in a big gutter. He tried to escape on a motorbike but he was pursued to Kpone landfill where in an exchange of fire he was shot. He was later identified to be a notorious armed robber by name ‘short capo’. Both robbers were rushed to the police hospital where they were pronounced dead.”
The bodies have been deposited at the police hospital morgue for autopsy.