A one-man Ak47 wielding notorious armed robber terrorizing residents in Akyem Asuom near Kade in Kwaebibirim District in Eastern Region has attacked a guest house.
The latest operation by the armed robber occurred on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, when he attacked Okyeman Guesthouse at about 8:30 pm.
We were here when the armed robber suddenly entered at gunpoint and ordered us to lie down. He asked me to crawl to show him where our monies were kept. Already he has taken the money in a polythene bag. He started entering the rooms, there was a guest in one of the rooms so I was afraid he might shoot the person. I showed him where the money is and he took it,” the manager of the facility narrated.
He continued that “I showed him and he took the money. He attempted to shoot but the gun failed. He left and returned about a minute later to demand more money but I told him I don’t have anything on me. I can’t tell if they were a group that some were standing outside or not because he asked us to lie down”.
Armed Police personnel arrived at the scene shortly after receiving information but the robber had absconded. Police combed the area but could not find the suspect.
The robber is believed to be the same Suspect who gunned down Amos Dadebor alias Congo, 80, during a robbery attack on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at about 3:10 am in the house of a popular food vendor opposite the Asuom Clinic which is also closer to where the Guesthouse is located.
The food vendor Gladys Senagbe told Police that, she heard her dogs barking at about 2:30 am then suddenly heard the victim who was lying on a mattress on the corridor ordered the person to stop but the robber shot him at close range killing him instantly.
Residents in Akyem Asuom are however gripped with fear as a result of rampant armed robbery attacks in the Kwaebibirim District by extension
Meanwhile, the Anti-Armed Robbery Taskforce deployed by the Acting Inspector General of Police George Akufo Dampare is still on grounds in parts of the Eastern Region.