The Assin South District Police Command on Saturday arrested an ex-convict and his accomplice for allegedly stealing a tricycle and motorbike at Manso, near Darmang, the district capital.
The suspect, Abeku Acquah, 33, was jailed five months ago for stealing about 1,000 fowls from a poultry farm belonging to a Customs officer at Assin-Manso.
A police source told the Ghana News Agency the ex-convict and his 14-year-old boy accomplice were arrested at Assin-Kyinso upon a tip-off when the tricycle they were traveling in run-out of fuel.
The items were believed to have been stolen from Assin-Fosu in the Fosu Municipality to be transported to Mankesim for sale.
Mr Williams Appiah, the Assemblyman for Assin-Manso, alleged that the suspect and other accomplices had been terrorising market women and traders at Assin-Andoe and commended the police for their efforts.