Police in Kumasi arrest over hundred suspected armed robbers

The Ashanti Region Police Command has arrested over 150 suspects in connection with the armed robbery incident which seized residents of the Kumasi metropolis on Tuesday.

The armed robbers who were on motorbikes fired several shots using AK-47 and pump action guns as they laid siege on the helpless residents.

They left many vehicles damaged as motorists crashed into each other in an attempt to escape the onslaught which took place at about 7 p.m.

Speaking to the media, Regional Police Commander DCOP Augustine Gyening stated that: “Eight of them (arrested suspects) are women and we are still carrying on with our operations.

We have retrieved from them, 39 assorted passports, 16 rubber stamp, 3 locally manufactured pistols, 3 live ammunitions, 3 spent cartridges, 97 assorted mobile phones, 9 pairs of ladies slippers, 4 pair of scissors, 1 Dell laptop, 6 machetes, 1 Ipad, 2 pendrives, 3 digital cameras and an amount of three thousand eight hundred and sixteen cedis” he said.