Police Arrest 14 Suspected Robbers

Fourteen (14) suspected criminals alleged to be linked to series of robbery attacks in parts of the Ashanti Region has been arrested and are being held by the police in Kumasi. They were nabbed in separated police operations and at different locations. Assistance Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Ampofo Duku, the Deputy Regional Commander, told a media briefing that pump action guns, locally made pistol, military uniform, mobile phone, cartridges and quantity of dried leaves believed to be Cannabis were ceased from them. He said three of the suspect, David Ahiatse, Kwaku Asamoah and Kwadwo Manu, together with six others on the run raided a mining company at Abrokyire in the Amansie Central District on December 4, where they stole an unspecified amount of money. They were arrested following the extra ordinary display of bravery by people in the local community who engaged the robbers and managed to over-power the three as the rest slipped through with the booty. ACP Duku also spoke of how police officers on routine patrol duty on the Kumasi -Obuasi road intercepted a taxi car carrying another gang of suspected robbers on robbery mission at about 2300hours on December 7. Kwabena Brobbey, Baba Saeed Yussif, Kwame Yeboah, Kwadwo Asare, Mohammed Hamza, and Joseph Salifu had hidden a locally made pistol, 12 “AA” and “BB” cartridges, a kitchen knife and substance believed to be Cannabis in a black hat and concealed it in the taxi. Also among the suspects are a sprayer, James Donkor and a mechanic Kwabena Gyau who are said to have aided the robbers to change the colour and given a different look to the stolen vehicles. Three cars a Daewoo Martiz, Opel Corsa and Nissan Almera were recovered from their workshops. ACP Duku announced the re-capture of one of the two robbery suspect who escaped from police cell at Suame. Kofi Kyei Baffour was hiding at Ahenema-Kokoben and was tracked down and arrested based upon police intelligence.