Armed robbers "fail" evil ploy to rob shops at Melcom Plus - Accra

Armed robbers "fail" evil ploy to rob shops at Melcom Plus - Accra

- Two armed robbers have been caught by the police after they forced to break into a shop at Melcom Plus in Accra

- Police are at the scene to ensure calm

- Both armed robbers were locked in the shop they tried to rob by an employee

There is heavy security around Melcom Plus at the North Industrial Area in Accra, after a pair of armed robbers tried robbing some shops there in broad daylight.

Reports from Joy FM indicate that these robbers, who attempted breaking into one of the shops, have been locked up in the shop by a staff member there.

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Eyewitness accounts claim that these robbers were seen driving a blue Toyota Corolla with tinted windows.

"Two guys came out with a gun and attacked one of the security guards. He surrendered. I started shouting for people to run away from the area because armed robbers were in the area. One of the staff of the shop they entered locked them in the store," the eyewitness recounted.

Video of a similar attack on a shop as captured on CCTC camera

The attempted robbery attack on the Melcom Plus arena follows earlier ones mostly targeted at some six forex bureau firms doted across the capital city of Accra.

Some of the bureaux robbed this year include Emmajets Forex Bureau at Baatsonaa; Shan Forex Bureau at Spintex; Forbes Forex Bureau, near Baatsonaa Total; and Golden Expression Forex Bureau, located at Community 18 Junction on the Spintex Road.

These troubling developments have been described by the president of Ghana Association of Forex Bureaux, Dr. Kwasi Fosu Gyabaa, as "disappointing."

Speaking to the Finder Newspaper that if the situation is not brought under control by the security agencies as soon as possible, it could collapse the industry.

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Meanwhile, police investigations are still ongoing and YEN.com.gh will keep you update on fresh details.

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