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Suspected armed robbers yesterday entered a popular supermarket in the mining town of Tarkwa in the Western Region and made away with huge sums of money at about 10 am.

According to sources, the robbers were spotted in the vicinity of Ransbet Supermarket around 9 am prior to the ‘operation’, which happened in the full glare of the residents.

DAILY GUIDE have it that there was a bullion van in front of the supermarket to collect the sales for the weekend, when the hoodlums pounced on the supermarket.

“We saw some officials of the bank parked the van at the parking space of the supermarket and went inside. As they were returning with the money, three persons, including a lady, suspected to be armed robbers arrived on a motorbike unmasked with a gun,” an eyewitness narrated.

He said the suspected armed robbers started firing warning shots to scare the people around and moved straight to a staff of the bank who was holding the money.

In the process, the robbers shot into the bullion van and forcefully took the money from the bank staff and fled on the motorbike again.


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