Over GHC 600,000 stolen as robbers attack ABSA Bank’s bullion van

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Four armed robbers have attacked and robbed a bullion van belonging to ABSA Bank bolting away with over GHC 600,000.

According to reports, the robbery incident occurred on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Mmaampehia near Techiman in the Bono Region around 5:30 pm.

A report by Graphiconline.com explained the robbers attacked the three occupants of the van – the driver, a police officer and a staff of ABSA Bank – at gunpoint injuring them in the process before fleeing with the money.

In addition to the cash, the robbers bolted with an AK 47 rifle loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition together with the police officer’s armour into a nearby bush.

Speaking to reporters, the Bono East Regional Police Commander, DCOP Djan Kyere confirmed the robbery incident revealing that an amount of GH¢ 234,000 out of the total contained in the bullion van had been retrieved by the police.

Graphiconline.com reports that a police reinforcement, upon a tip-off, arrived at the scene where the robbers were sharing the loot in Ashanti Region.  However, the robbers escaped with the AK 47 rifle leaving behind the saloon car they used for the operation, GHC 195,000 out of the booty, a G3 gun and an action pump gun.

DCOP Kyere also indicated that one person has shown up claiming ownership of the saloon car used for the robbery. He has however been arrested for further interrogation.

The victims of the robbery who were rushed to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital have been treated and discharged while the bullion van has been towed to the Techiman Police Station.

DCOP Kyere added that the police were still investigating the matter for the arrest of the robbers who are believed to be hiding the Ashanti Region.

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