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E/R: Notorious armed robber shot dead; wife injured

A notorious armed robber has been shot dead in the Eastern region by a Police team dispatched from National Police Headquarters.

Wife of the deceased was also injured in the process.

The incident occurred Monday at Nyamebekyere, a community near Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Capital.

Starr News gathered that the deceased was an ex-convict but was on Police wanted list for several armed robbery cases.

His face was recently captured by a CCTV camera in a house they robbed hence the trail by the Police.

The deceased reportedly pulled a cutlass and advanced violently towards the police team in an attempt to hack them but was shot. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but reportedly pronounced dead

However, his wife who also got injured in the process is still on admission.

The body of the deceased has been taken to the Police Hospital Morgue.

A Police source confirmed the incident under condition of anonymity.

Source: Ghana/ Ansah

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