Robbers attack Absa bank Bullion vehicle in Techiman; rob it of GH¢600,000

Robbers attack Absa bank Bullion vehicle in Techiman; rob it of GH¢600,000

- Armed robbers have attacked a bullion van at Mmaampehia, near Techiman in the Bono East Region.

- They ended up bolting with over GH¢600,00 that reportedly belonged to Absa Bank former Barclays bank

- The robbers, armed with guns, attacked the van at about 5:30 pm, wounding the driver and the policeman on board and later fled with the booty

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that last Friday, May 8, 2020, armed robbers attacked a bullion van at Mmaampehia, near Techiman in the Bono East Region.

They ended up bolting with over GH¢600,00 that reportedly belonged to the Absa Bank formerly known as the Barclays bank.

During the heist, an AK-47 rifle with 19 rounds of ammunition was seized from a policeman on board the bullion van.

According to a report filed by Graphic Online, the police later retrieved GH¢234,000 of the amount, which was being transported to an undisclosed destination.

Confirming the incident, the Bono East Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Djan Kyere, said the robbers, armed with guns, attacked the van about 5:30 pm, wounding the driver and the policeman on board and later fled with the booty.

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According to DSP Kyere, the robbers left behind GH¢39,000 in the van, while GH¢195,000 was retrieved when the vehicle used by the robbers was intercepted at Akomadan in the Ashanti Region.

DSP Kyere explained that after they had fled with the booty and were sharing it in front of an uncompleted gari processing factory at Akomadan, they were spotted by a police guard, who called for reinforcement for their arrest.

He added that when the police reinforcement arrived, the robbers had run away, leaving behind the saloon car they had used for the robbery.

During a search in the car, the police found GH¢195,000, a 3G rifle, and a pump-action gun.

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In other news, Reverend Professor Dr Paul Frimpong Manso has cleared the air on rumors going round that the clergy wanted the president to lift the ban on the public and social gatherings.

According to him, the clergy never called for the president to lift the ban on social gathering neither did they mount pressure of the president to do that.

Rev Frimpong Manso stated in an interview with GTV's Abdul Hayi Moomen immediately after the president presented the address.

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