Police detain five after bank robbery at Lashibi
Five persons are in the grips of the police following a robbery operation at a bank in Lashibi early Friday morning.
According to the police, the five are assisting with investigations into the incident at the yet to be known bank.
The suspects include three security personnel who were on duty at the time of the robbery.
The remaining two have been identified as Prince Ankrah and Albert Buckson.
According to reports, the robbers fired into the vault lock, chiselled the wall, and stole from the safe.
Gunshots from the 2am operation are said to have attracted a police patrol team. The robbers, however, escaped.
But police retrieved two pump-action shotguns and 100 rounds of AK 47 ammunition.
A search at the scene led to the retrieval of an electric cutter, chisel, hammer, 11 rounds of live 9mm ammunition, and one spent shell.
The items are now in the custody of the Accra Regional Police Command.
An extension of Police search within the enclave led to the arrest of two suspects; Prince Ankrah and Albert Buckson, who were found in a parked taxi cab with the engine on a few meters from the scene.
They are suspected to have been on surveillance duty for the robbery.
Reinforcement patrol teams to the robbery scene also intercepted an Urvan bus suspected to be linked to the same robbery but its occupants on seeing the police escaped.
It was in the Urvan bus that the police retrieved the two pump action guns and AK47 ammunition.