A group of armed robbery gang last night engaged personnel of the Ghana Police Service in a serious gun battle afte the police chased them following a distress call.
The incident occurred around 10:30pm in Nsukwao, a Suburb of the New Juaben Municipality after the robbers had robbed a resident.
The robbers had rammed their vehicle into a parked car after their car had flat tyre following a hot chase by a Police patrol team.
Made up of a female and four males, the armed robbers jumped off their car and started opening fire at the Police while running to safety.
The police however could not return proportionate counter-attack because residents were caught in the heat of the gun battle thereby giving the armed robbers an added advantage to escape.
However, the car used by the robbers and believed to be a stolen one has been impounded by the New Juaben Police after it was abandoned.
Meanwhile fear has gripped residents of New Juaben in the Eastern Region as the five member gang are still operating and continue to terrorize and rob inhabitants at gun point.
The robbery gang of five, including a female has robbed many residents and businesses particularly mobile money vendors within the past few weeks.
Recently, the gang robbed a mobile money vendor at Two Streams, a suburb of New Juaben and took away cash amounts totaling Ghc8,000.
Same night, they had robbed a resident and private businessman at Betom, another suburb.
A week ago, the robbery gang attacked and robbed Dr.Owusu Afriyie, one of the finest specialist Gynaecologist in the region at gunpoint around 9:30pm at his private apartment.
The robbers subjected him to severe beatings before bolting with his Flat Screen TV set, Mobile Phones, wedding ring, wrist watch, amount of monies and Nissan Sunny salon car with registration number ER 943-13.
Prior to attacking the medical practitioner, the robbers had robbed a hotel in the municipality.
Source: www.dailyheritage.com.gh/Muftaw Mohammed