Suspected Robber Gunned Down in Shoot Out with Police

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A suspected robber has lost his life while three of his accomplices were arrested in a shoot out with the Tema Police.

Two other suspects managed to escape, a press release from the Tema Regional Police Command, said.

“On June  17,  2016,  at  about  5:00pm, personnel from the Tema Regional  Police gunned  down  one  Felix  Teye  Akwetey  and  arrested  three  of  his  accomplices;  Affum  Agbekley,  22  years  old,  Mohammed  Nazir,  23  years  and  Divine  Tetteh,  24  years  old,  while  two  other  suspects whose names  are  yet  to  be  established,  managed  to  escape.”

According to release, “Information had reached  the Police  that  some  people  had  loaded  some  items  into  an  unregistered  Hyundai  H100  mini  bus  and  were  heading  towards  Lekpongunor.

It said a  team  from  Prampram  Police  and  Sege  Police  were  dispatched  to  the  scene  but  did  not  meet  them.

On  the  spot  investigations  led  the Regional  team  to  Old  Ningo  where  they  intercepted  the  suspects  discharging  the  goods  into  a  Toyota  Corolla  with  registration  number  GR  7562-‐13  from  the  unregistered  mini  bus.”

According to the release, “On  seeing  the Police,  suspects  opened fire which  prompted  police  to  return  fire,  resulting  in  the fatal injury  of  Felix  Teye  Akwetey. His  three  other  accomplices  were  overpowered  in  the  process   but  two  others,  managed  to  escape.

The  body  of  Felix  has  been  deposited  at  the  Police  Hospital  Morgue  for  preservation  and  autopsy.”

According to the Police, two  locally  manufactured  guns,  two  motorbikes,  the  Hyundai  H100  mini  bus  and  the  Toyota  Corolla,  which  were allegedly  used  in  the  robbery have  been  retrieved  and  impounded  by  the  Police  to  assist  in  investigations.

“Also  found  on  suspects  were  a  flat  screen  TV  set,  25  pieces  of  assorted  cloths,  20  cartons  of  Tomato  Paste,  one  home  theatre  and  clothes  belonging  to  a  complainant  who  had  reported  earlier  in the day  that  he  had  been  burgled.”

The release said a  search  in  the  deceased’s  room  at  Old  Ningo,  revealed  two  air  conditioners,  one  damaged  gas  burner,  one  LG  Table  Top  Fridge,  one  Superior  Heater  among  other  items  which have  been  retrieved  by  the Police.

The release said, “The three  other  suspects  are  in  police  custody  assisting  in  investigations  after  which  they  will  be  put  before  court.

Source: GNA