A minimum of 51 individuals suspected to be concerned in theft of a cell banking van at Baatsona, close to Accra, have been arrested by the police.
The suspects between the ages of 18 and 43,who had been nabbed at Kotobabi Market, Addogonno and Railways Crossing, in Accra, are at the moment in police custody aiding in investigations.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, who disclosed the arrest to the Ghanaian Occasions, in Accra, yesterday, mentioned the police retrieved portions of dried leaves suspected to be narcotic medicine from the suspects.
She mentioned following the theft of the cell banking van,police from Accra Regional Headquarters and Baastona and Sakumono District Instructions determined to hold out a swoop to clamp down on criminals.
DSP Tenge mentioned the suspects can be screened and people discovered culpable can be prosecuted.
The Ghanaian Occasions in its February 3, 2021, difficulty, reported that the police have mounted a seek for 4 suspected armed robbers, who robbed a cell banking van at Baatsona, close to in Accra, on Monday.
The robbers had been reported to have disarmed police personnel escorting the van, took away his AK rifle and bolted with unspecified amount of cash from the van, which was day by day gross sales of merchants from markets and retailers.
On Monday at about 3:30pm Baastona Police patrol workforce had data of a theft at Baastona, close to Dampong Hospital and Pharmacy on the Spintex highway.
The workforce went to the theft spot and located a Toyota Cellular bay van that was conveying the cash, parked, and realised the robbers had fled.
An inspection of the automobile confirmed that it is padlocks and hinges on the bucket had been damaged and the glass was riddled with bullets suspected to be that of AK 47.
An eyewitness account revealed that at about 3:30pm the van carrying cash was seen forward of black Toyota Camry with registration quantity GX6337-14 and a bike.
When the van obtained to a close-by college, the Toyota Camry and the bike crossed the van, compelling the driving force to cease the van abruptlyamidst gunshots.
The robbers, numbering about 4, used a hammer to interrupt the hinges and padlocks of the van, and transferred all the cash into the Toyota Camry, and adopted by bike, the automobile sped away.
The cashier is but to establish the overall quantity taken by the robbers.