Two daring armed robbers who embarked on a daylight robbery at TDC traffic light in Tema have been killed in a shootout with the Police.
According to the police, they received a distress call from a resident of Tema Community 25 that at about 12.30pm on Thursday(April 23, 2020) that he went to the Zenith Bank, TMA Branch, Tema to withdraw an amount of GHC123, 345.00 which was concealed in two polythene bags and kept same in his car.
On reaching the TDC traffic light, the two robbers on a motorbike who were suspected to be trailing him, robbed him of the money at gunpoint, after immobilizing his car by firing at the tyres at short range.
A police on patrol accordingly responded to the distress call, pursued and exchanged fire with the robbers who died on the spot after being overpowered by the cops.
According to police sources, the money scattered on the street and were scrambled by people around.
As a result only GHC2, 500.00 was salvaged by the complainant from the scene.
Meanwhile, the motorbike used for the operation by the criminals has been impounded together with one silver pistol with 3 rounds of ammunition recovered.
The bodies of the deceased, in their mid-20s, have been deposited at the police hospital mortuary.
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