Bullion van daylight robbery: Police officer and 2 others shot dead
A policeman and an eyewitness have been shot dead with another
injured in a daylight bullion van robbery around Korle-bu, Monday.
The deceased policeman who is yet to be identified is said
to be with the National SWAT Unit.
According to an eyewitness, the police officer was providing
security for the van while the young lady only witnessed
the incident at Adedenpo, near Jamestown.
The driver of the van also sustained severe injuries with two others
also battling for their lives after they were shot by the armed men.
Adom News’ Mensah Abrampah has reported from the robbery
scene that the van carrying an unknown amount of cash was
trailed by the armed men who were using a taxi and an okada.
He said when the van got to a less crowded area, the robbers on
the okada attacked by firing indiscriminately at the vehicle,
killing the police officer on board instantly.
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The men, after shooting the policeman in the head, took his gun
and destroyed the locks of the vehicle before carrying away
an unspecified amount of money.
Currently, the bodies of the deceased have been taken to
the Police Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
The driver of the bullion van is said to be receiving treatment
at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Meanwhile, the police have refused to comment on the matter at
the moment and are currently at the scene carrying
out their preliminary investigations.