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Bortianor: Police shoot five suspects during anti-robbery operation

June 10, 2023

In a targeted operation against criminal activities related to robbery and land guard activities, the police engaged in a confrontation with suspects in Bortianor, , resulting in the shooting of five individuals.

The incident occurred on Thursday, and during the operation, the police successfully recovered four weapons from the scene.

According to a statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Grace Ansah-Akrofi, the Director of Public Affairs, the operation was conducted on June 8th, 2023, to address the activities of criminal elements who had been causing fear and distress among residents and landowners in Bortianor and neighbouring communities.

Upon the approach of the police team, the suspects opened fire from their hiding place, prompting the police to retaliate in self-defence.

As a result, five suspects sustained injuries and were later pronounced dead at a hospital. The remaining individuals managed to escape the scene and are currently at large.

The statement disclosed the items retrieved from the crime scene, which included 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 were unregistered), a knife, and a pepper spray.

Bortianor: Police shoot five suspects during anti-robbery operation

The police are actively pursuing the remaining suspects, some of whom are believed to have sustained gunshot injuries during the operation. The statement urged the public, particularly the residents of the Bortianor community, to promptly report any individuals seeking medical treatment for gunshot wounds.

“The cooperation of the public will greatly assist the police in taking immediate action,” the statement emphasized.

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