31.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

A suspected armed robber dies in a shoot-out with the police

31.03.2009 LISTEN

John Kingsley 28, member of a three-man robbery syndicate was on Sunday evening shot by the police when the group attacked filling stations on the Tema-Prampram road.

He died when being conveyed to the hospital and the corpse deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra.

The three robbers opened fire on the police which was replied by the personnel leading to the death of Kingsley.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Joshua Dogbeda, Tema Regional Crime Officer told Ghana News Agency on Tuesday that there was a shoot-out between the syndicate and the police during which Kingsley was shot but his accomplices managed to escape.

He said that police personnel led by Police Chief Inspector Seth Sewornu, stationed at a vantage point on the Tema-Prampram road after an intelligence source informed the Police Regional Command on the intended robbery of filing stations.

ACP Dogbeda said at about 1825 hours on Sunday, the armed robbers attacked management of Agapet filling station at Dawhenya and ordered the attendants to handover the day's sales and other valuables to them.

He said an unspecified amount of mobile phones credit cards which was believed to have been taken from the shop attached to the filling station and GH¢150 were retrieved from the pockets of the deceased and an additional GH¢10 around the scene.


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