On Monday September 20, 2021, a daylight robbery took place at the Apenkwa traffic light. A woman was robbed at gunpoint by masked men on motorbikes.
A CCTV footage showing how the robbery took place has gone viral, after Ghana Report, a news portal shared it. In the video the victim stopped in front of a traffic light. The masked men on motorbikes stopped in front oh her and went straight to the victims car.
The robbers followed the victim who was returning to Achimota, after she withdrew cash from a bank at Abeka. From the video, a street hawker was standing at the side of the victim’s car before the robbery took place.
The robbery which happened at around 3pm, had the victim losing about Ghc29,000 to the masked armed robbers.
The Ghana Police Service has since been investigating the robbery after they confirmed the incident in a statement. According to Police, they are pursuing three persons suspected to be part of the robbery.
Assistant Commissioner of police, Kwesi Ofori indicated that, though the victim was attacked at gunpoint, she is unharmed. However, a bystander is receiving treatment after sustaining injuries during the robbery.
The statement added: “…We want to assure the public that these criminals can run but they cannot hide. We will get them…”. The police also urged the public to come forward if they have valuable information.