A gold merchant was on Sunday night attacked by some six armed robbers near Goaso in the Ahafo Region.
Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Kwami Loh, who confirmed the incident to JoyNews, said a patrol team led by Goaso Commander, DSP Danso Abeam and the Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Ebo Asane, had been dispatched to the scene.
However, by the time they arrived, the perpetrators had fled the shop.
According to reports, the operation that took place opposite a police station at Nkasiem lasted about 10 minutes.
The robbers made away with an amount of ¢25,000 and injured some individuals in the process.
Narrating the incident, an eyewitness said two of the robbers who were wearing smocks had in their possession AK47 rifles and were shooting indiscriminately at the gold shop and the roundabout.
Derrick Appau, 27, a gold merchant, who also got injured as a result of a struggle he had with the robbers, and Akua Sonah, 39, knocked down by an unknown vehicle during the robbery attack, were rushed to the emergency ward at St. Elisabeth hospital in Hwidiem for treatment.
Also, two others, Simon Nuamah, 25, and Amo, 40, suspected to be mentally unstable, who sustained gunshot injuries, were rushed to the Goaso government hospital for treatment.
According to the Police Regional PRO, the affected persons are all responding to treatment.
Meanwhile, 21 AK47 empty shells and a cutlass used by the robbers have been picked by the police.
Also, police patrols have been intensified within the region and the Nkaseim area as the investigation continues.
ASP Kwami Loh said no suspect had been arrested yet but messages have been sent to various barriers and snap checkpoints within and beyond the region for their arrest.
Source: Ghana News