Two gold robbers killed in a shootout with police

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Two suspected armed robbers were killed during a shootout with the police in the Upper West Region Thursday.

The robbers reportedly unleashed terror on residents of Takpo in the Nadowlie/Kaleo District after they succeeded in robbing a gold dealer and shot two others in the process.

One of the victims died at the hospital while receiving treatment, and another is said to be in critical condition after sustaining gunshot wounds.

Confirming the incident to journalists on Friday, Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko said the command moved into the scene following a distress call from the Assemblyman of the community. 

One of the robbers being conveyed to the morgue

“When they [police] got there the robbers had succeeded in taking an unspecified amount of money from one gold dealer named Beduma. And in the course of the robbery, they started firing indiscriminately and two persons were hit with a bullet; one died at the hospital and the other is responding to treatment”, the police chief said.

He said the police further moved to another community where the armed men engaged them in a fierce gun battle killing two of them in the process.

“Fortunately for us, we were able to gun down two men and because of the [dark] nature of the forest, we went at dawn to retrieve the dead body”, DCOP Aboagye Nyarko said adding that one of the robbers have been arrested and is assisting police in their investigations.

Though the police are yet to establish their identities, it is gathered that the gang may be of Fulani extraction.

Three motorbikes, two live and eleven spent ammunition were retrieved at the robbery scene, police say.

The operation was carried out by police in the Nadowlie/Kaleo District and the Upper West Regional Headquarters.

The team appealed to residents to provide the police with credible information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the area.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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