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Daylight robberies: We’re not overwhelmed but in control - Police assures

Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Alex Mensah
Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Alex Mensah
The police administration says it is doing everything possible to apprehend gunmen who stormed Royal Motors, an automobile company at Industrial area in Accra, making away with the company’s sales in a stunning daylight robbery on Tuesday morning.

They disclosed that they are not overwhelmed by the recent spate of robberies in the country as perceived by a section of the public; though the police administration admitted it may be encountering some challenges in the discharge of its duties.

“They can run but they cannot hide”, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Alex Mensah assured the general public.

“Police are not overwhelmed…. police are in control. …. There may be hitches here and there but police are in control”, he spoke on Accra-based Starr FM’s Starr Today on Tuesday.

The armed men numbering 10 fired guns, destroyed glass windows and snatched GH¢8,000 from the company’s secretary’s office.

The robbers also entered another room where cash from the previous day’s sales was being counted, attacked the cashier, took the money and destroyed a CCTV camera that was recording incidents in the building.

Not satisfied with the destruction, they took some components of damaged CCTV camera away along with the undisclosed amount of money in another snatched vehicle at the scene of robbery

Speaking of the attacks, DCOP George Alex Mensah revealed police is holding onto some workers of the company to help them in their investigations that could lead to the arrest of the main suspects.

“The police investigation team has been there and we have picked up some people who will help us.There are certain people we think we need certain information from them. Some of them are employees of where the incident happened and those who were there…… we need to suspect everybody”, the Regional Police Commander said.

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