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13 June 2016

Police gun down robber attempting to rob Rural bank

police5Police have gunned down one armed robber who together with four others attempted to rob the Somanya-Odumase branch of the Manya Krobo rural bank in the Eastern Region.

He was shot dead during a fierce gun battle with the police at the bank’s premises while the four robbers escaped.

Meanwhile, the robbers were reportedly unable to steal any money at the bank.

The Police in the region told Citi News that the incident happened during the early hours of Sunday after they received a distress call from some residents in the area.

Some of the items the Police retrieved at the scene included a pair of iron cutter, crow bar, pincers, live cartridges, 2 pump action guns and a pistol.

The Somanya Police Commander, ASP Isaac Otsin, said the remains of the robber has been deposited at the Atua government hospital.

the Manya Krobo rural bankPolice foil robbery at First Atlantic Bank

The Police in May foiled a similar robbery attack at the Ridge branch of the First Atlantic Bank in Accra.

Some eyewitnesses told Citi News that the incident happened when a customer who had cashed bulk money in a bag and was about moving on a motorbike, was suddenly accosted by the robbers who started firing warning shots.

The customer, who was the pillion rider, was reportedly shot by one of the robbers several times in the leg after he refused to hand over the money to them.

According to the eyewitnesses, the customer eventually handed over the money to the robbers, but just when they were about to flee the scene with the money on another motorbike, police arrived at the scene and shot one of them in the leg

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