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Police foil bullion van robbery in Industrial Area

A police officer who was on duty nearby “forcefully intervened to stop the robbery”, the statement revealed.

The police on Tuesday (22 February) foiled an attempted robbery attack on a bullion van at the Industrial Area in Accra, an official statement said.

A police officer who was on duty nearby “forcefully intervened to stop the robbery”, the statement revealed.

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The suspects escaped, the police said in a Facebook update, adding “they fired indiscriminately into the crowd. Three people sustained various degrees of injuries and have been admitted at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.”

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) George Akuffo Dampare has spoken to the medical team at the hospital and the “victims and assured them of the needed support”, the statement added.

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“Beyond the police intervention, the armoured bullion vehicle used saved the lives of the officials and the police officer onboard the vehicle even though the robbers fired into the van.

“It has therefore become necessary to re-echo the police administration’s call for all financial institutions in the country to resort to the use of such fit for purpose vehicles for their cash in transit activities,” the statement said.

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The police said it has “intensified efforts to get the perpetrators arrested to face justice.”

Source: Asaaseradio

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