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Police gun down alleged notorious robber in Accra, arrest two others

The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has gunned down a suspected highway robber and arrested two others in an operation on the Spintex road.

Blessing Stephen, a 38-year-old man, died from gunshot wounds he sustained in a capture operation at Tonynam Guest House at Spintex, a suburb of Accra, around 11: 30 am.

According to the police, the deceased has been active in his evasive tactics and have been on police surveillance for the past two years.

“The deceased was a Nigerian and an ex-convict and a notorious armed robber who usually operates among a gang of six. He has been involved in a series of highway robberies, bank robberies and attacks on bullion vans including the recent bullion van robbery and killing of a policeman at Adansi Nyankomasu near Adansi Tewobabi in the Ashanti Region, Manso-meam, Mankesim filling station, Tarkwa- Prestea Highway robbery, and Gomoa -Potsin,” a statement from the police announced.

The statement added that “suspect Jessy Osas, aged 26 years, believed to be his accomplice and one Godwin Hetor, aged 26 years, a receptionist at Guest House, where the deceased and his accomplice were lodging, were also arrested.”

The two are in police custody assisting police in their investigation.

A pistol and 4 rounds of ammunition were retrieved from the deceased.

The police added that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Police hospital’s mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

Written by Kweku Eshun

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