Dansoman motorbike robbers arrested

Two persons who attacked and snatched a motorbike from its rider at Tungah Children’s Park at Dansoman have been arrested by police.

The suspects, Mawuli Amegbo and Sulley Mohammed, reportedly attacked the victim with machetes on June 13.

The rider is said to have been using a motorbike with registration number M-21-GW-490.

On June 15, luck eluded the robbers when the victim saw them riding the bike and raised alarm, leading to their arrest by a nearby patrol team.

A search conducted on the suspects led to the retrieval of a machete, which, together with the motorbike, are with the police.

Two accomplices of the suspects are at large but are being pursued by the police.

The suspects are in police custody being processed for court.

Therefore, the police are urging the public to report incidents of crime and cooperate with them for investigations to be expedited.

The law enforcement agency was concerned that the incident was not reported until the victim sighted the suspects and his motorbike two days after the robbery.

Robbery cases on the rise

The country has recently recorded a rise in daylight robberies in the Greater Accra Region.

From January to the end of October 2019, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) early warning system records captured 80 armed robbery cases in Ghana.

Fast forward to June 9; a man was shot in the stomach in a daylight robbery by two armed men at Pigfarm.

He was pronounced dead 24 hours after being treated at the 37 Military Hospital.

That same day, two armed men also broke into a forex bureau near Honeysuckle in Osu and made away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The culprits in these two incidents are currently at large.

On June 11, an unidentified man in an attempted robbery case attacked the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder with registration number GE-8088-11 on the GIMPA- Fiesta Royale road.

He threw a big stone at the vehicle, smashing its glass door and tried to escape into a nearby bush. But he was arrested by the Police after the victim drew the Police’s attention.

On June 14, three armed robbers on a motorcycle trailed a Mon-Tran bullion van and robbed occupants of the cash in the van –two were left dead at Adedenkpo in Jamestown.

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