Five robbers arrested in Buipe

The police have arrested a five-member armed robbery gang at Buipe in the Savannah Region.

On 23 January 2022, the group was arrested for allegedly robbing a 2020 Toyota Camry vehicle and other valuables.

The suspects are Ibrahim Issah, 27, a contractor from Accra; Mohammed Mustapha, 23, an alleged soldier; Vivor Christopher, 27, a phone repairer; Benjamin Agyei, 23, a mobile money vendor; and Seyram Addo, 29, a plumber from Danfa near Madina in Accra.

A Buipe highway patrol team arrested the suspects.

According to the police, 13 assorted mobile phones, one foreign Falcon pistol loaded with 9mm ammunition, a wallet containing a bunch of keys together with two handcuff keys, two Voter’s ID Cards, a Melcom card, Access Bankcard, and a cash sum of GHC21.20p were retrieved from the suspects.

Other items found in the Toyota Camry Spider with registration number GX6923-20 were military uniforms, police ballistic helmets, and police uniforms.

The police have launched further investigation into the case.

Robbery cases continue to rise in the country.

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 9 June 2021; a man was shot in the stomach in a daylight robbery by two armed men at Pig Farm.

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

That same day, two armed men 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 11 June 2021, 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 raised the alarm.

On 14 June, three armed robbers on a motorcycle trailed a Mon-Tran bullion van and robbed occupants of the cash in the truck.

Two victims died in the incident, which occurred at Adedenkpo in Jamestown.

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