Attacks on bullion vans by armed robbers: Fresh case on Kasoa-Winneba road
A bullion van was attacked by armed robbers at Gomoa Okyereko on the Kasoa – Winneba road Thursday afternoon.
This incident comes barely four days after a similar incident at Adedenkpo, near James Town in Accra, resulted in the death of a police officer, Constable Emmanuel Osei and a hawker, Afua Badu.
According to Adom Fm reporter, Kofi Adjei, the robbers shot at the front passenger seat, where a police escort was sitting, shattering the window in the process.
He said, the police escort, subsequently ordered the driver to speed off while he called for reinforcement.
The Winneba Police Patrol team dispatched to Mpata Junction rushed to the scene and started a gun battle with the robbers, but they fled the scene.
All passengers in the bullion van escaped unhurt. The money in the van remained intact.
Ghana has recently recorded a surge in daylight robberies.
Apart from the James Town incident, another policeman was killed while on escort duty on the Adansi Fomena road in the Ashanti Region.
The armed men, numbering about 10, allegedly shot Lance Corporal Martin Babah during an attack on the bullion van he was escorting.
Source: Ghana News