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24-Jun-2013  
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Two suspected armed robbers attacked eight houses at Atonsu Kuwait, a suburb of Kumasi, last Friday and made away with GH¢1,960 and nine mobile phones.

The robbers virtually had a field day, with the only resistance coming from the house of a couple where the wife mustered courage to engage one of the men in fisticuffs before she was overpowered with the support of the other robber.

The woman, Sakena Dramani, fought the robber for about five minutes, while her husband, Ibrahim Dramani, looked on helplessly.

The police said it was not until the other robber had hit the woman with an object on the eyebrow that she became powerless.

While the victims claimed the robbers, believed to be in their early 20s, were armed with a gun, the police said preliminary investigations proved otherwise.

The Asokwa District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Rev. Samuel Adane-Ameyaw, told the Daily Graphic that the robbers probably carried a toy gun.

He argued that if the robbers were really armed, they could have shot the woman who fought them in an attempt to stop them from robbing her house.

Giving details, Rev. Adane-Ameyaw said the robbers struck first about 1 a.m.

In the first house, they broke into the room of Richard Antwi, a young man of about 18 years, and took away his Samsung mobile phone.

From there, the robbers launched an attack on another house and robbed two people, Osei Kofi and his wife, Catherine Durowaa, of GH¢670 and two mobile phones. A third person in the house also had his mobile phone taken away.

Rev. Adane-Ameyaw added that in the third house, a petty trader, Adwoa Serwaa, had her GH¢40 taken from her.

The robbers then charged on the next building and broke into the room of one Kwame, but they could not find anything valuable to take away.

According to the district police commander, the men stormed the fifth house, robbing four people of a total sum of GH¢1,200, five mobile phones, as well as a pen drive.

It was when they entered the sixth house that the woman engaged one of the robbers in a fight in a bid to prevent them from taking anything from the house.

Even though the woman was injured in the process, the men could not take anything from the house.

The robbers went to attack two more houses but they could not get into the main rooms because they were burglar- proofed.

According to Rev. Adane-Ameyaw, the identities of the suspects were not immediately known.

He, therefore, appealed to anyone with information on them to inform the police.
 
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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