Two men killed in daylight bank robbery

Two men killed in daylight bank robbery

- Four suspected robbers have shot and killed two young men at the Pelungu market in the U/E

- The robbers attacked and robbed a First Allied bank branch at Pelungu, and later shot indiscriminately

Two young men at the Pelungu market in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region are reportedly dead after being shot by suspected armed robbers.

Accra-based Citi FM reports that the victims were shot after four suspected armed robbers fired their guns indiscriminately after robbing a First Allied bank agency branch at Pelungu.

The robbers are reported to have attacked the bank and stolen huge sums of money before eloping on a motorbike.

Two men killed in daylight bank robbery

One of the victims. Credit:

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The bodies of the deceased since have been conveyed to the Bolgatanga Regional Hpsital mortuary, Assembly Member for the Damolg-Tindongo Electoral Area, Emmanuel Seluk, said.

According to him, the incident happened at between 11am and 12pm on Friday, with the armed robbers beating up workers of the bank and fleeing with an unspecified amount of money.

He said the gang later moved to another nearby shop and made away with computer sets after severely beating the attendant who was a woman.

Around 11:00 am to 12:00 pm today [Friday], four suspected armed robbers attacked and robbed the First Allied Bank [Agency] at the Pelungu market. They beat up the workers and made away with monies which I don’t know the exact amount. From there, they moved to an electrical appliance shop which is for one Ibrahim, beat up his wife and picked some computers and money,” the Assemblyman said.

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The further moved down where my shop is and shot one young man, then later moved to another MTN vendor and shot down another young man who was buying airtime.”

The Nangodi police later arrived at the scene but were unable to make any arrests despite confirming that investigations have begun.

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Source: Yen

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