Armed Robber Gunned Down By Police at Awudome Cemetery

The Kaneshie police command, on Friday, 12 March 2021, gunned down a suspected armed robber at the Awudome cemetery.

The suspect allegedly stabbed and robbed a passerby.

The police indicated that at about 8.30 pm on the day of the incident, a man was attacked by two armed robbers while walking along the SSNIT building toward the Obetsebi Lamptey Circle.

The victim was stabbed with a knife in the neck by the robbers, who fled with his black bag containing his mobile phone, an amount of GHS250 and spare parts.

The victim ran to the nearest police post for assistance and the police followed up to conduct a search around the nearby bushes but found no trace of the robbers. 

They, however, laid ambush till the robbers resurfaced from the Awudome cemetery in an attempt to rob another target.

One of the robbers was shot by the police while the other escaped.

The police rushed the robber to the Police Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced dead.

The body has been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for identification and autopsy.

He is believed to be in his early twenties.

The police has, therefore, cautioned pedestrians who use the Awudome cemetery stretch against using their phones while walking in order not to attract robbers at night.