A group of gun-wielding men has exchanged gunshots with the special anti-armed robbery squad deployed to the Eastern Regional Police Command on Monday.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh, the armed men as at 10pm on Monday were on the Ettukrom to Bunso Junction road in the Akyem Abuakwa North municipality with the intention to rob moving vehicles before they encountered the police vehicle.
He said, the robbers started shooting into the windshield of the bus carrying the policemen the moment they got to the junction. According to him, the police on board the bus also returned fire as a result of defence.
“The suspected armed robbers attempted to rob commuters on the said road and ended up shooting into the windshield of the police bus which was moving from Osiem towards Bunso. The police on board the bus also returned fire as a result,” he said.
DSP Tetteh said the suspected robbers dashed into the bush and escaped without leaving any trace of blood to indicate that any of the suspects were injured.
He has however appealed to commuters and members of the community to be very vigilant in the area, and also volunteer to give any information to the police to assist with investigation.