Tema, May 9, GNA - The Tema Police Command on Monday gunned down a suspected armed robber at a guesthouse in Golf City, a community in the Kpone-Katamanso District after allegedly opening fire on the peace officers.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Nana Asomah Hinneh, Tema Regional Police Commander, briefing the media said the suspect, who was wounded in the fire exchange, was rushed to the Police Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
DCOP Hinneh added that the body of the unidentified gunman had been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for autopsy and preservation.
He stated that Police had also mounted a search for three other suspects who managed to escape during the fire exchange, while one pistle with 32 rounds of ammunition, a revolver with five rounds of ammunition, three iphones and one ipad were retrieved.
He indicated that on Monday at about 13:00 hours, a lotto operator at Tema Community One rushed to the Police Command with the information that his office which is located on the premises of his house had been attacked by four armed men.
The armed men, the man informed police, took away five mobile phones and an unspecified amount of money.
The Commander noted that Police intelligence traced the robbers to a guest house at Golf City adding that, “On seeing the police, one of the four men opened fire. Police sensing danger returned fire and in the process the gunman was hit”.
He said it seemed the operators of the guest house supported the criminals in their activities as according to him, the deceased had lodged at the place for 31 days without any proper identification, phone number or name and uses only the name: “Strangers”.
DCOP Hinneh indicated that the two front desk executives of the guest house and the girlfriend of the deceased who was present during the exchange were helping the Police in investigation.
He further said the activities of the guest house would be referred to the Ghana Tourism Authority for the necessary actions to be taken.
The Commander assured residents in the Tema Region of the Command’s resolve not to rest until it flushed out all criminals from the area.