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Armed Robberies One arrested over Asante-Mampong fuel station robbery

Gun-wielding robbers, numbering four, had raided the fuel station on Friday, March 02, and amid firing of gunshots made away with an unspecified amount of money.

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The police in the Ashanti Region has announced that they have in their grips one of the suspects in the Asante-Mampong fuel station robbery.

Gun-wielding robbers, numbering four, had raided the fuel station on Friday, March 02, and amid firing of gunshots made away with an unspecified amount of money.

Confirming the incident, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the Mampong Divisional Commander, James Nyadedjur, would not give the name of the suspect, citing security reasons.

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He said, "On 02/03/18 at 1845hrs,four suspected armed robbers with three wielding short guns and one holding a stick attacked the above station."

"They first escorted the mobile money woman into her office and took all her money amounting to about 3000 Ghana cedis. They asked of the manager and she pointed at him and he was escorted into the strong room and ordered to open the safe and an amount of about 9000gh was collected", he added.

The police in the statement said upon a search, a cash amount of GHc1190 was found on him “and he could not give any tangible source of the money, meanwhile his accomplice who was with him managed to run upon seeing police.”

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