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General News of Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Source: GNA

Crime waves in Ashanti declines - Regional Command

Kumasi, Dec. 18, GNA - The Ashanti Regional Police Command has said that crimes, especially armed robbery cases in the region have declined significantly over the past months due to police-public co-operation.

The Command, however, said the police was not relenting in its effort to further reduce crime to its barest minimum in spite of the success so far chalked.

This was contained in a press release issued in Kumasi on Tuesday and signed by Inspector Mohammed Tanko, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer.

It reminded the public to give the police the accurate descriptions of routes and locations of their houses in times of emergencies as the police patrol teams find it difficult to locate crime scenes when they received distress calls.

The release also reminded the public that as the Christmas and New Year festivities approaches, criminals are on the high alert to deprive people of their hard earned monies and therefore it was important for people who commute the city centres with monies and valuables for commerce and trade, to be cautious enough in order not to fall prey to such miscreants.

It added that the police are on their local rounds to protect the people to ensure free and peaceful yuletide.