Obuasi Police patrol team has gunned down two suspected robbers after a fierce gun battle with the police at the Obuasi – Mile 9 road in the Ashanti Region.
The patrol team received a tip-off of an ongoing robbery happening at that stretch of the road.
ASP Godwin Ahianyo in the media briefing said three armed men attacked the patrol team by firing indiscriminately towards them.
He said the patrol team returned fire killing two of the faceless gunmen after they sustained gunshot wounds.
He said the Obuasi divisional police patrol on 10th March 2021, at about 5:10 pm had a tip-off that some armed robbers had been spotted along the Obuasi Mile 9 road on suspicion of carrying out a robbery attack.
He said three patrol teams advanced to the area and upon reaching the outskirts of Akofrokrom near Mile 9, three young men armed with guns surfaced from the bush and started firing towards the patrol team. The police in self-protection returned fire and in course two of the armed robbers dead through gunshots. The third person, however, managed to run away.
He added that on-the-spot search at the scene revealed one AK47 assault rifle with serial number KO237016 with five empty shells also found at the scene. One locally manufactured single-barrelled gun and one spare BB cartridge also retrieved.
Also Four mobile phones were also found on the deceased robbers.”
The police have commenced a manhunt for the runaway robber.