Robbers shoot baker in Ashanti Region

Robbers shoot baker in Ashanti Region

Armed robbers have shot a woman at Kenyase-Gyebi in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region.

The robbers shot the woman, a baker, in the arm and made away with Gh¢13,500, according to a report by Kumasi-based Nkyira FM.

The robbers were said to have been armed with Ak-47 assault rifles and a pump action gun.

The victim reportedly identified one Tanko, an ex-convict, as the robber who shot her.

Tanko is said to be one of 19 suspected criminals recently declared wanted by the Ashanti Regional police command.

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Armed robbery cases in the Ashanti Region are on the increase despite the police headquarters in Accra having dispatched a special anti-terrorist squad to Kumasi to suppress the high spate of crime there, which has resulted in a series of deaths in recent times.

However, the police have also made gains, arresting one of the robbers who shot and killed a policeman at a hotel at Denkyembuoso in Kumasi.

They have also arrested nine other suspected criminals and initiated an operation to arrest 19 more, including a former policeman, Mutala Musah.

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