The Police Ghana Service has deployed its new Anti-Armed Robbery Task Force (AARTF) in a sting operation against Armed Robbers as part of strategy to curb robberies and other organized crime at source.
The police were acting on Intelligence about some Arms and Ammunitions that had been concealed by a gang of Armed Robbers at Ntoaso, a town in the Eastern Region.
The police deployed its National Operations Directorate (NOD) Surveillance Unit and three other Combat Patrol Teams to the area where gunfire exchanges were recorded.
According to a siterep available to MyNewsGh.com, on reaching the location, the suspected robbers took to their heels on seeing the Police. However, as the team was searching, one of the suspected Robbers who was hiding in a nearby room opened fire on the Police and hit the hand of one of the officers, injuring his two fingers.
The Police opened fire in response gunning down the suspected robber.
The assorted weapons and Ammunitions retrieved include an AK 47 Assault Rifle, an M 16 Rifle, a Pump Action Gun, a locally manufactured pistol, one shot Gun, 7.62 x 39mm (AK 47 Ammo) with 2,882 Rounds , 5.56 x 45mm (M 16 Ammo) 840 Rounds , BB Cartridges 23 Rounds 7.62 x 51mm , a Machete, Sword One, a Claw Bar, Military Camouflage Uniform and a traditional Warrior Smock believed to possess juju Powers.