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Police kill suspected armed robber in gun battle



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The Tema Regional police command has called on the general public to furnish the police with information on suspected criminals they know of.

The call comes as a result of the increasing criminal activities in the country. The police have assured informants of their utmost and total confidentiality.

On Wednesday, July 28, a suspected armed robber was gun down at Tema at 11:30 pm.

The report from the Tema Regional police command had it that, the Kpone District Police Patrol Team received a Distress Call to the effect that armed men numbering about twelve (12) and wielding guns as well as machetes had blocked the inner perimeter of the Ghana Power Generating Company.

The patrol team immediately responded to the distress call and on arrival at the scene were met with sporadic gunfire from the suspected robbery gang who were attempting to flee.

The report said the police after carefully studying from where the gunshots were coming, returned fire which hit a member of the gang who was wielding a sharp machete while the other members succeeded to abscond.

The Police then rushed the injured suspect to the Police Hospital for medical attention but was unfortunately pronounced dead on arrival by a Medical Doctor.

The body has been subsequently deposited at the hospital’s morgue awaiting autopsy and further investigations into the incident.




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