Foiled bullion van robbery attempt has left three persons injured – Police

Foiled bullion van robbery attempt has left three persons injured – Police

The attempted robbery attack on a bullion van at the North Industrial area in Accra has left three persons injured, the police disclosed.

This was after the robbers had indiscriminately fired into the crowd as they fled the scene.

As it stands now the injuries they sustained are not clear as the police in a statement indicated that, they are currently on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

“The Inspector-General of Police has spoken to the medical team at the hospital and the victims and assured them of the needed support,” the statement said

The police further revealed that the armoured bullion vehicle “saved the lives of the officials and the police officer on board the vehicle, even though the robbers fired into the van.”

“It has therefore become necessary to re-echo the Police Administration’s call for all financial institutions in the country to resort to the use of such fit for purpose vehicles for their cash in transit activities.”

In late 2021, the Ghana Police Service had threatened to withdraw its services if the banks failed to provide them with the necessary logistics including the requisite armoured vehicles to protect its men.

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, Police in the Greater Accra Region foiled an attempted robbery attack on a bullion van at the North Industrial Area.

The Ghana Police Service reported that the suspects are being pursued by anti-robbery teams.

The Service has called on the public to volunteer useful information that will lead to the arrest of the culprits.

This attack comes months after a police officer was shot and killed by armed robbers at James Town in Accra in a robbery attack on a bullion van last year.

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