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Kumasi Daylight Robbery: 1 confirmed dead, 3 in critical condition

One person has been confirmed dead and three said to be in critical condition at the Manhyia Government Hospital following the daylight robbery at Alabar a suburb of Kumasi on Friday

The deceased, a man believed to be in 40s was among four others who were rushed to the facility after they were reportedly shot by the robbers numbering 7.

Police confirm that the robbers caused pandemonium as they fired indiscriminately into the traders after snatching huge cash from a businessman who was just coming out of a bank in the area.

Traders were seen fleeing the scene that could pass for a movie as the robbers scared any obstruction while bolting with their booty.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 pm when the yet to be identified businessman had gone to the bank to withdraw cash and had barely left the premises when they zoomed in.

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested two (2) suspected armed robbers at Kumasi Santasi after engaging them in a shootout.

According to eyewitnesses who spoke to, the situation caused traffic jam around the Santasi Roundabout.

Meanwhile, angry traders at Kumasi Alabar besieged Ashanti Regional Police Headquarters to demand the killing of the two (2) suspected armed robbers arrested by them.

The Regional Police Command is yet to address the media on the issue.


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