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An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a butcher for allegedly robbing a cold store located at the Mallam Atta Market in Accra.

Mohammed Fawaz pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

His two accomplices, only named as Faisal and Yussif are currently on the run.

He will make his next appearance on March 27.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh that Madam Faustina Panyin is the complainant and owner of the God First Cold Store Annex at Mallam Atta.

He said on November 9, 2017, at about 1930 hours the complainant and her workers had closed and were packing their wares when suddenly, Fawaz and his accomplices in face masks and armed with pistols stormed the cold store.

He said they ordered Madam Faustina to surrender her handbag containing GH?2,000.00 amidst sporadic shooting and snatched it from her.

He said the robbers also attacked the workers who sustained various injuries, ransacked the store and took cell phones of the complainant.

Inspector Ahiabor said the noise from the action attracted sympathisers and sensing danger, the robbers started running but luck eluded Fawaz, who was grabbed by his jacket.

The Prosecution said while Fawaz was attempting to escape the complainant who had held on to his jacket was wounded in the stomach by a gun hidden in his pocket and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital for treatment.

Inspector Ahiabor said Fawaz was later handed over to the Kotobabi Police, where he confessed committing the crime with Faisal and Yussif but failed to lead the Police to arrest them.

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