A group of armed robbers stormed a bank at Lashibi near Accra at dawn yesterday, cut through the wall to gain access to the vault and made away with an unspecified amount of money.
Two suspects identified by the police as Prince Ankrah and Albert Buckson, who were found in a parked taxi with the engine running few metres from the scene, were arrested and are assisting the police in their investigations.
Three private security details who were on duty at the time of the robbery were also picked up by the police, and had been in custody assisting in investigations.
The Accra Regional Police Command also retrieved two pump action guns with 100 rounds of AK 47 ammunition.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Mrs Effia Tenge, around 2 a.m. yesterday, some unidentified armed men numbering about six attacked and robbed the bank.
The regional police PRO said the robbers fired into the vault lock, chiselled the wall to the vault to gain access and stole an unspecified amount of money.
DSP Tenge said the gunshots attracted the attention of a police patrol team which quickly moved in that direction.
The robbers, realising the police were fast approaching the scene, managed to escape amid firing.
A search conducted at the scene by the police led to the retrieval of an electric cutter, a chisel, a harmer, 11 live 9mm ammunition, and 1 round of spent ammunition.
The PRO said an extension of the police search within the enclave led to the arrest of Ankrah and Buckson who were suspected to be on surveillance linked to the robbery.
She said reinforcement patrol teams to the robbery scene also intercepted an Uranus bus suspected to be linked to the same robbery but its occupants, on seeing the police, managed to escape.
DSP Tenge said it was in the Uranus bus that the police retrieved the two pump action guns and the 100 rounds of live AK47 ammunition.