Datano residents force robbers to abandon robbery expedition


A counter attack on the side of some bold residents of Manso Datano in the Ashanti Region, on Sunday, May 10, forced a gang of robbers to abandon their expedition to rob a filling station.

The gang of four, armed with Pump Action guns and a hammer left behind their hammer, sensing danger and fled into a nearby bush.

Police Chief Inspector Christian O. Amartey, Station Officer of Manso Datano, who told the Ghana News Agency in an interview, said police had mounted a search for the gang.

He said on Sunday, May 10, at about 0710 hours, the Police received a distress call from one William Lumor, Manager of Stephen Filling Station located at Manso Afraso, that robbers were attacking it.

He said a team of personnel went to the scene but found that they had left following the boot for boot defence put up by some residents of the Town who were also armed with guns.

Chief Inspector Amartey said while two of the robbers were shooting at the Station’s safe to get it opened, the rest shot indiscriminately into the air to ward off people.

He said notwithstanding that, the Townsfolks, armed with cutlasses and guns faced them and the robbers took to their heels sensing danger.

The Station officer said the gang managed to take away proceeds of GHC1,100.00 from a pump attendant.

He said the case was still under investigations.

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