Two suspected armed robbers were on Monday evening gunned down by the Tema Police Patrol Team in a shoot-out at Community 18 junction.
A member of the syndicate, 21-year-old Atsu Fugah, was also arrested during the incident, while a fourth person escaped.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Augustine Gyening, Tema Regional Police Commander briefing the press on Tuesday, said Fugah identified one of the deceased robbers as Kudjo.
ACP Gyening said Fugah who claimed to sell standing brooms told police that he resides at the Tema Community Nine cemetery.
The Regional Commander said at about 2340 hours, the Command received information that some armed robbers were attacking houses located between Community 18 junction and Okpoigorno.
He indicated that when the patrol team got to the area, the four who were hiding in a plantain plantation near Community 18 junction fired at them.
ACP Gyening stated that the Police personnel also responded, leading to the death of the two, while Fugah scaled into a near-by house, with the other person escaping.
He said Fugah beat up a resident in the house he entered, but was arrested by some members of the patrol team who also jumped into the house and were able to arrest him because the main gate to the house was locked.
The Regional Police Commander disclosed that items retrieved from the robbers included two mobile phones, kitchen knife, string of beads, locally manufactured gun, machete and a rechargeable lamp.
He indicated that Fugah would be interrogated in order to arrest other members of the syndicate, who have been terrorizing residents at Sakumono, Community 18, and its environs in recent times.
He advised residents in the Metropolis to contact the Regional Police Command on telephone numbers 022-202936 and 022-202937, for assistance by patrol men when under any form of attack.
ACP Gyening, however, cautioned the public against leaving windows and doors opened when asleep, due to the warm weather conditions, as robbers capitalized on that to attack and rob them.
He urged the public to volunteer information on activities of suspected criminals to the Police, to help curb crime in the region and the country as a whole.
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