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Just in! Upper West Police pounce on highway armed robbers in their hideout, exchange gunfire

Police in the Upper West Region say they have foiled an armed robbery attempt on users of the Wa-Wechiau road.

A statement from the Service said they had picked intelligence that some armed robbers were hiding in the bush at Varempere, a village near Wechau in Wa West District preparing to rob commuters on the Wa-Wechiau road.

The Police said the command deployed personnel from the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) to the scene to ascertain the authenticity of the intel but upon getting closer to the area, the armed robbers opened fire at the Police.

“The armed men opened gunshots on the police and the police returned the gunshots. The three armed men who were also firing an AK 47 rifle managed to escape. They left behind Thirty-nine (39) Live AK 47 ammunition, one single barrel short gun with four live AA cartridges, two APSONIC motorbikes with registration numbers M-21-NR 5052 and M-21-NR 9505 with their ignition keys, one Techno Pop 4 cell phone, one Techno spark 5 cell phone, a dagger, a backpack,” the statement from the Police said.

The Police say they suspect the armed robber sustained some gunshot wounds and therefore have alerted health facilities to report any individual or group of individuals who report at their facilities with gunshot wounds.

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