Police gun down Takoradi robbery suspect, one other arrested

The Western Regional Criminal Investigations Department together with SWAT officers from the Accra Regional command operation on Wednesday evening at Elmina, along the Cape Coast-Takoradi road led to the arrest of one of the suspected robbers.

The Western Regional Criminal Investigations Department together with SWAT officers from the Accra Regional command operation on Wednesday evening at Elmina, along the Cape Coast-Takoradi road led to the arrest of one of the suspected robbers terrorising residents of Takoradi.

One of the suspected robber believed to be connected to the Takoradi market circle robbery was also gunned down by police.

The robbers upon seeing the Police opened fire on them and the Police returned fire where one of the suspects, identified as Shankiki, aged about 30 years, was shot dead whilst two others managed to escape on a motorbike.

According to report, a blue motorbike was recovered from the scene of the operation by police.

Police retrieved an AK-47 ammunition, a live tortoise and a talisman used by the armed robbers.

The body of the suspected robber has been conveyed to the police hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

The Regional Police Command is on a manhunt for the other armed men who escaped.

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