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Regional News Sun, 5 Jul 2020

Begoro robbery: One person arrested, 8 empty cartridges retrieved

The Begoro Police have arrested one person in connection with a robbery incident which occurred Friday evening on Deede to Abourso road.

Scores of traders returning from the Begoro market to Mpeamu and Dedeso Communities were attacked at about 6:00pm.

About six vehicles and eight motorcycles transporting the traders were attacked.

The robbers robbed their victims at gunpoint unspecified amount of monies and mobile phones.

One of the victims Joseph Addo, 34, accompanied by Tetteh Isaac,19, went to the Police station with marks of pellet wounds on the back of Tetteh Isaac and bruises on face of Addo that they were among the victims of the robbery and that while returning from Dedeso to Abuorso, just after climbing the hill armed men numbering about six (6) all wearing face masks with five (5) wielding cutlasses and one with single barrel gun attacked and robbed Joseph Addo with Samsung G5 Mobile Phone valued Ghc600 and Cash of Ghc3,000.

On his part, victim Tetteh Isaac said he was beaten mercilessly for having nothing on him. He told Police he was able to identify one of the robbers.

Armed Police proceeded to the scene but the robbers fled before their arrival. The Police personnel combed the area and retrieved eight(8) empty BBB cartridges.

Police stormed the Dedeso Community at 10:00pm and arrested the suspect -Abubakar Isaiah,25, identified by his victim.

The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sargeant Francis Gomado confirmed the incident to Starr News. He said the suspect is in Police custody assisting in investigation while the victims issued medical forms for treatment.
Source: Starr FM
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