The Ghana Police Service has placed a Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis ₵50,000.00) bounty on a robbery gang suspected to be attacking people in the Greater Accra Region.

The move, according to a Statement signed by the Acting Director-General of Public Affairs, of the Ghana Police Service, Kwesi Ofori on Friday, September 24, 2021, forms part of “urgent additional security measures” instituted by the Service to “arrest a robbery gang suspected to be attacking people within the region in recent days.”

“We have  placed a financial reward of Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (₵50,000.00) on information that will lead to the arrest of these thugs”, part of a statement said.

Police Statement

Background

The measure comes on the heels of robbery attacks being experienced in the region with the most recent one being a daylight robbery at Sampa Valley near Weija, today (September 24).

A gang of four who were armed allegedly attacked and robbed a woman of an unspecified amount of money at Sampa Valley near the Weija barrier in Accra.

Two of the suspected robbers who were wielding guns and were on motorbikes accosted a vehicle being driven by the victim.

They allegedly opened the back door of the vehicle and bolted with a backpack containing an unspecified amount of money amid the firing warning shots to ward off people.

The victim is said to have gone to a bank to withdraw money and it is believed the robbers who were monitoring her movement pursued her.

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Prior to the Weija attack today, another robbery incident occurred at Achimota on Thursday, September 23.

The Police in the Statement, appealed to the public and corporate institutions who intend to withdraw and deposit huge sums of money to exercise caution or contact the police for assistance for such transactions.

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