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20.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Police arrest robbers


Police in Sunyani have arrested three suspected armed robbers who had broken into shops in the municipality.

Briefing the press about the incident, Superintendent of police Charles Botwe, Sunyani Municipal Commander, mentioned the names of suspects as Yussif Sulemana, 35, TV seller, Awudu Iddrisu, air-condition sprayer, 25, and Sampson Yeboah, 22, mason.

He said for sometime now shop owners have reported at the station about thieves breaking into their shops in the night.

He said on March 14, the suspects went to a provision shop at New Dormaa, a suburb of Sunyani, and stole all the items in it worth over 2800 Ghana cedis as well as unspecified amount of daily sales.

The owner of the shop reported the incident to the police the following morning but no arrest was made.

He said on March 16, someone saw Yeboah at a shop at the main lorry station with the bag that was containing the daily sales.

The witness called the shop owner on phone to come to the said shop. He came with a police officer and Yeboah was arrested with the bag containing the coins.

Mr Botwe said Yeboah admitted breaking into the shop but stated that he only took the bag containing the coins.

He said police found some of the items stolen in Yeboah's room during a search and led the police to a shop he sold some of the items.

Police investigations later led to the arrest of his other two accomplices from their hide out.