Two robbers were shot, while one other was arrested following a police operation near Bekwai in the Ashanti Region.
Two others are believed to be on the run after the shoot-out.
On March 2, the Ashanti Regional Police Anti Robbery Squad during an intelligence operation, engaged a group of five robbers who had blocked the road from Abodom – Koniyaw, near Bekwai with wooden logs to rob some market women.
“In the process of police engagement with the robbers, two of them were shot, one was arrested and two others who might have sustained gunshot wounds managed to escape and are being pursued,” a statement from police said.
Preliminary investigations established that these robbers on Monday, February 21, 2022, had blocked the road at Anwiankwanta and robbed passengers on board a Takoradi- Kumasi bound VIP bus.
“After subjecting the passengers to the harrowing experience, the robbers were reported to have then called on their victims to remember them in their prayers.”
Police said residents of the surrounding communities and medical facilities have been asked to be on the lookout for suspicious persons.
Find below the full police statement