Over the past weeks the oil city; Takoradi, has been plagued with cases of robbery attacks with the latest resulting in the murder of Charles Korankye the Ghanaian returnee from Switzerland, who got shot in Amanful yesterday. Three of these robbery attacks, two of which had mobile money vendors being their victims.
Following these incidents, the Ghana Police Service had resolved to intensify its patrols in and across the capital of Western Region; Sekondi-Takoradi, most especially in the central business district; the Takoradi Market Circle.
Today, police personnel were seen at undertaking random inspection on motor riders and other suspected person in the city. Their intelligence as already publicized in the media was that these robbers were using motorcycles in their operations.
Additional check points have mounted at 'flash spots' to examine licenses and other documentations of motor riders, all in an attempt to have these robbers arrested.
In an interview on Angel Fm evening news, their reporter, Nana Fynn indicated that he spotted some officers of the police stationed at New Takoradi around Paa Grant Roundabout and at the Market Circle conducting routine inspections on riders and other motorists.
"The city had not witnessed such crimes before and so everyone is panicking. The usual night patrols and checkpoints have been enhanced with day time surveillance," he said.
Per his account residents are on high alert and would not take chances allowing this crime to continue unabated. The Regional Police Command is expected to brief the media about the development tomorrow morning at 11am.
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