Crime

5 dead, 5 weapons retrieved in anti-robbery and landguard operation at Bortianor – Police

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The Police say 5 persons have been shot and 5 weapons recovered in its anti-robbery and languard operation conducted at Bortianor in Accra on June 8, 2023.

In a statement signed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Director of Public Affairs, Grace Ansah-Akrofi noted that “These individuals had been terrorizing residents and landowners in Bortianor and nearby communities.”

It stated that suspects upon noticing the police team “opened fire from their hideout, prompting the Police to return fire.”

“As a result, five of the suspects were injured and later pronounced dead at the hospital. The remaining suspects fled the scene and are still on the run,” it added.

According to the police, “exhibits retrieved from the crime scene include: one AK47 Assault rifle, 10 rounds of AK47 ammunition, one pump action gun with nine rounds of BB cartridges, two pistols with 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one unregistered Toyota Tacoma pickup, four motorbikes, three of which are unregistered, a knife and a pepper spray.”

It noted that they are however actively pursuing the remaining suspects, some of whom are believed to have sustained gunshot injuries during the operation.

They, therefore urged the public, especially residents of the Bortianor community, to promptly report any individuals with gunshot wounds who may be seeking medical treatment.

“Your cooperation will assist the Police in taking immediate action,” the police appealed.

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