Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Police in Accra have arrested seven suspected armed robbers in two separate operations.
The police first arrested a notorious gang of four, led by 55 year old driver Adjei Ali, who attempted to rob a company of several millions of cedis in Kokomlemle.
The gang included 26 year old Phillip Appiah, 25 year old labourer Jospeh Nwai, and Nii Okai Mubarak.
A locally manufactured pistol and cutlass were retrieved from them.
Another gang of three men were reported to have also attacked a store at the GREDA Estates Roundabout and managed to get away with over four hundred cedis cash.
Greater Accra Regional Commander, COP Patrick Timbillah said the notorious robbers were however rounded up after a three hour operation by the police patrol team.
They are 22 year labourer George Jabal, Richard Elemawusi Gagbe, 20, a car washer, and Dela Anani, 24.
An AK47 rifle with five rounds of ammunition was retrieved from them.
One of the susepcted robbers managed to escaped with gunshot wounds.
COP Patrick Timbillah has therefore appealed to health facilities to be on the lookout and report any person with gunshot wounds.