Crime & Punishment Mon, 1 Jul 2013

Burglars in Koforidua turn carpenters

Burglars in Koforidua have adopted a new strategy in stealing from houses.

The thieves, dressed like carpenters, would climb onto the roofs of buildings when the owners are not around and remove the roofing sheets and loot property.

The criminals involved in such acts often choose church hours on Sundays for their operations.

So far, the police had recorded 20 of such cases since the beginning of the year, but no arrest had been made.


Speaking to Ghana News Agency in Koforidua, Deputy Eastern Regional Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Stephen Akowuah, appealed to the public to support the police with the necessary information for the arrest of such criminals.

He advised people not to put items such as ladders, chairs and tables near their houses, which could be used by the thieves to climb onto the roof of their buildings.

ASP Akowuah said, so far, the cases reported to the police occurred at relatively quiet communities in Koforidua like, old Estate, Adweso Estate, Korle Nkwanta and Agavenya.

Source: GNA