Mobile Phone Thief Gunned Down By Police

A suspected robber was gunned down along the Achimota Forest stretch of road, after attacking and snatching two mobile phones from two pedestrians and running off into the bush.

opening up on details of the story to reporters, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Tenge said on Wednesday at about 9:00 pm, the suspect now deceased, armed with a knife emerged from the Achimota Forest Reserve and snatched a passerby’s mobile phone and ran into the forest.

She said the robber was chased by policemen on duty at the Achimota CP Roundabout but escaped into the forest.

DSP Tenge narrated that  “the police laid ambush around the forest, and after a while, the armed robbery emerged from another forest to continue his operations”.

She stated that the armed robber at knifepoint snatched a mobile phone from a woman, who alighted from a passenger vehicle and again started running into the forest.

DSP said the policemen chased the armed robber and in an attempt to ‘demobilise’ him and arrest him, he was hit by a bullet.

She added that the robber was rushed to the Police Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival, and the body has been taken to the mortuary at the same hospital.

In another related development, Police have neutralized two armed robbers in a Rambo Style Operation in Accra.

The two suspects; Blessing Stephen, a 38-year-old Nigerian died from gunshot wounds he sustained during a police operation at Tonynam Guest House, at Spintex Road.

Whiles the other suspect, yet to be identified was also shot at Achimota in Accra.

Two other suspects have also been arrested and detained in custody assisting police in investigations.

Throwing more light on the development, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge revealed that a pistol and four rounds of ammunition were retrieved from the deceased.

 

By: Edwin Abanga

 

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