In Kumasi Robbers attack mobile money vendor, make away with GHS13,000

The robbers pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the victim and his brother if they made noise for the public attention.

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The Police in Kumasi is investigating an incident where 8 armed men attacked and robbed a mobile money merchant vendor.

The incident occurred on Wednesday (May 9, 2019).

The robbers took over 13, 000 Ghana cedis from the merchant.

The attackers also took a bag containing 1, 200 Ghana cedis and documents belonging to the merchant.

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Sources indicate that the merchant had just returned from the bank when the attackers came.

The robbers pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the victim and his brother if they made noise for the public attention.

After this warning, 6 of the robbers including a lady stood outside firing gunshots while 2 of them entered the office of the merchant to take the money.

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Robbery of Mobile Money vendors seems to be on the rise this year in some parts of the country.

In April this year a robber was shot down by a police personnel who happened to be at the scene of a random mobile money robbery at Achimota in Accra.

A month before this incident an armed robber suspected of robbing a mobile money operator was lynched at Ejura Mepeasem in the Ejura/Sekyedumasi Municipality of the Ashanti region.

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