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A/R: Two suspected robbers gunned down at Atasomanso

Police in Ashanti Region has shot and killed two suspected robbers at Atasomano in the Ashanti Region.

They were gunned down during an exchange of fire with police on Tuesday, June 9.

Four other suspected robbers managed to the escape, and the bodies have been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for identification and autopsy.

Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander, DCOP Mr David Agyeman Adjem, explained that they received intelligence on a group of young men noted for snatching vehicles, robbing gold dealers and raiding mining sites.

He said police embarked on a mission to foil one of their planned robbery operations.

On their way, the police encountered a black BMW Salon car with registration number GR 7615 – 12 with about six people on board.

“Upon seeing the police team, they opened fire, the police returned fire” and “it resulted in the death of two persons,” DCOP Adjem explained.

According to him, a police officer was also injured and rushed to the hospital. The rest of the suspects abandoned the car and bolted.

“The deceased and the others who managed to escape are suspected to be Fulani armed robbers who masterminded the Manso Dadieso robbery, where the Amansie DCE driver was killed,” he added.

Items retrieved from the car include one SME rifle loaded with seven rounds of ammunition and a pistol loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition.

Police have entreated all health facilities and herbal centres to be alert and report any person who visits their facilities with wounds suspected to be from gunshots.

 

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