JHS student, another arrested for robbery

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Two suspected armed robbers, including a final year Junior High School

(JHS) student have been arrested by the Madina District Police for

allegedly robbing a boutique at Mad­ina Ritz Junction.

The suspects- Yaw Borkor, 21 and Gilbert Kvvesi, the 19-year-old

JHSstudent- armed with a short machete, allegedly tied up the boutique

attendant before robbing her of the items.

The suspects are now in the custody of the Madina District Police

assisting with investigation.

Briefing Daily Guide, Chief Superintendent Kwesi Annor Arhin, Madi­na

District Police Com­mander, said the suspects committed the act on

June 10, 2015 around 2:00pm.The boutique attendant was in the shop

when the two suspects then carrying a back pack, entered the shop and

pre­tended to be buying some of the clothing.

The suspects then pulled out a machete from the bag and threatened to

butcher the victim ifshe makes any noise after which they tied her to

a pillar with a rope.

The two then ransacked the whole boutique, taking away items,

including 41 T-shirts, 13 short sleeves, 13 long sleeves, four pairsof

slippers, a pair of men's shoes, 17 shorts, nine boxer shorts,

threestockings, 11 singlets, all to the tune of Ȼ8,000.

They then packed the items into two 'Ghana must go' bags and bolted in

a waiting taxi.

On June 11, 2015 how­ever, the victim was at Madina market shopping

when she spotted one of the suspects, Yaw Borkor, wearing some of the

robbed items and raised an alarm.

Yaw Borkor was immediately apprehended by some of the traders and

later handed over to the Madina District Police for investigations.

During interrogation, Yaw Borkor mentioned Gilbert as his accomplice

and later led the policeto arrest one Michael Ampong, a trader who

also received part of the items to sell.

When police conducted a search, some of the stolen items were

discovered.The suspects have con­fessed to the crime and would be sent

to court soon.

Meanwhile, suspect Ampong who received part of the items have

provisionally been charged for dishonestly receiving stolen items

while the two suspects have been charged for robbery.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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