Two armed robbers were, on Thursday, 23 April 2020 shot dead by the police at Tema after a fire exchange.
The criminals had succeeded in robbing a Lebanese businessman of some GHS100,000 he withdrew from a Zenith Bank branch but a hot chase by the police resulted in an exchange of gunshots which led to their demise.
Narrating the incident to journalists, the Tema Regional Police Commander, ACP Kissi Frimpong, said: “There was this businessman who had gone to the Zenith Bank Community One [branch] to withdraw over GHS100,000.
“As he left the bank, two robbers on a motorbike shot at his tyres and succeeded in taking the money away.
“An alarm was raised and information got to the police and our patrol team pursued them and eventually killed the two of them through the exchange of fire.
“The money also scattered on the street; people scrambled for the money and the person had only GHS2,500 out of the over GHS100,000 he withdrew from the bank.”
ACP Frimpong said the bodies of the robbers have been sent to the police hospital morgue for further action.