1 suspected armed robber killed; another injured after shootout with Police

1 suspected armed robber killed; another injured after shootout with Police

- Police from the Tema Regional Police Command gunned down one suspected armed robber in a shoot out

- The robbers were reported to have tracked down some two businessmen who went to withdraw money at a bank within the Tema Metropolis

- Sensing danger, the bank staff requested that they wait for some time when they saw motorbikes loitering around the banking premises

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that police from the Tema Regional Police Command gunned down one suspected armed robber and injured another in a shoot out with them.

The robbers were reported to have tracked down some two businessmen who went to withdraw money at a bank within the Tema Metropolis.

The Lebanese businessman and his partner according to a report filed by JoyNews, are importers who deal in frozen fish at the Tema Fishing Harbour who went to withdraw GH¢123, 000.

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Sensing danger, the bank staff requested that they wait for some time when they saw motorbikes loitering around the banking premises

After some time, the suspected robbers who had been waiting on the motorbikes failed to leave thus, the bank offered the Lebanese and his business partner police escort.

On their way from the bank, the suspected robbers crossed their vehicle, attacked them, and took the money.

The police officer however engaged in a shootout with them killing one of them instantly, as the other managed to flee with the money.

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In other news, in a bid to ensure that the spread of the novel coronavirus is minimised, the office of the Regional Coordinating Council has outlined certain measures to be followed religiously.

After an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, to ensure compliance with President Akufo-Addo's directives, the REGSEC, in a statement signed by Ishmael Ashittey has called for the mandatory wearing of face masks in public.

The REGSEC stated that notices of "NO FACE MASK, NO ENTRY" should be visibly displayed at vantage points including offices, lorry stations, shops, markets, malls, banks, pharmacies etc.

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