Bekwai: Four suspected robbers shot dead

The Police in Bekwai in the Ashanti Region have reportedly gunned down four suspected armed robbers.

The incident occurred following a shoot out between them and a five-member gang on the Bekwai-Cape Coast highway on Wednesday. gathered that the police had a tip-off of a robbery incident in the area.

A team was deployed to the area and upon reaching the scene, the alleged robbers fled as the police gave them a hot chase.

The suspected robbers then engaged the police in a shoot out, a situation which led to the death of the four suspected robbers.

Assembly Member for the Essumeja electoral area, Kofi Frimpong, confirming the incident said the four suspected robbers died on the spot while one other escaped.

“They were robbing between the Bekwai and Fomena area. They were running away when the police gave them a chase. They took a turn from the highway into the bush to hide, but there was an exchange of gunshots and four of the five armed robbers were shot dead. The fifth one went deeper into the bush and escaped,” he said.


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