Residents of Akyem Osiem and its environs in the Abuakwa North Municipality of the Eastern region have been gripped with fear following multiple robbery attacks in the area by eight-member armed robbery gang.
The masked armed robbers – three of whom were wielding knives while two were in possession of AK47 riffles – robbed motorists on three different incidents in less than 24 hours.
The victims told Starr News some of the suspects were wearing police uniforms.
Witnesses say the the robbery gang stormed Osiem to Bososo road and succeeded in robbing their victims including a Police officer. The armed robbers, according to them, returned same day around 8pm and attacked and robbed caretaker of a commercial farm belonging to Opanyin Abraham Adusei -General superintendent of Saviour Church .
The armed robbers went into hiding after noticing the arrival of a Police Patrol team but struck again around 11:30pm to attack passengers .
According to Benjamine Ofori, the robbers returned on Monday but were unsuccessful.
In all three operations, the highway robbers made away with personal effects such as mobile phones and unspecified amounts of money.
Police in the area are yet to make arrest.